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1,2-dichloroethane

1,2-Dichloroethane is primarily being used in the production of vinyl chloride. It is a carcinogenic substance that directly ...

Advisory report | 27-08-2019

Population Screening Act: NIPT in pregnant adolescents aged 16 and 17 years

Since 2017, pregnant women can opt for the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) as an alternative option to the combined test as ...

Advisory report | 26-08-2019

Neonatal screening for spinal muscular atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a serious disease that causes progressive loss of muscle function, in particular in young ...

Advisory report | 23-07-2019

The regulation of cybrids and chimaeras

Development of human-animal combinations, whereby human and animal cells (or parts thereof) are combined, is of value for ...

Advisory report | 17-07-2019

Cut-off value in colorectal cancer screening programme

In the population-based colorectal cancer screening programme, started in 2014, participants’ stools are tested for blood. When ...

Advisory report | 16-07-2019

Vaccination against shingles

Shingles is a nasty disease that mainly affects older people. Severe nerve pain that can last for months occurs in small fraction ...

Advisory report | 15-07-2019

Health risks due to low concentrations of carbon monoxide

Inhaling carbon monoxide, for instance due to a malfunctioning central heating system in the home, may be harmful to health. That ...

Advisory report | 10-07-2019

Population-based screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a dilatation in the main artery in the abdomen, which, if it bursts, often results in ...

Advisory report | 09-07-2019

Vaccination against HPV

Not only girls, but also boys should be vaccinated against HPV. An infection with HPV can lead to several forms of cancer in ...

Advisory report | 19-06-2019

List of substances which are evaluated on adverse health effects

At request of the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Health Council evaluates the properties of substances, which are ...

Other | 24-05-2019