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Spray polyurethane foam insulation and health

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is mainly used to insulate the floors of existing homes. It’s two main components undergo a ...

Advisory report | 01-12-2020

COVID-19 vaccination strategies

The first COVID-19 vaccines are expected to become available in the coming months. Initially there will be insufficient vaccines ...

Advisory report | 19-11-2020

Comments on draft advisory report Cadmium and selected cadmium compounds

Other | 13-10-2020

Cadmium and selected cadmium compounds

Cadmium is a metal that is primarily being used in batteries, though cadmium can also be a component of pigments and coatings. ...

Advisory report | 13-10-2020

The use of MRI screening in the population screening programme for breast cancer

Mammograms show that just under 10% of women between the ages of 50 and 75 who participate in the population screening programme ...

Advisory report | 06-10-2020

BCG-vaccination and COVID-19

BCG is known also to have an effect on infections other than tuberculosis, for example respiratory tract infections (so-called ...

Advisory report | 05-10-2020

Vaccination against chickenpox

Chickenpox (varicella) is a widespread highly contagious disease. Young children generally get mild symptoms such as vesicular ...

Advisory report | 01-10-2020

Screening early in life for untreatable conditions

The blood spot (‘heel prick’) test is used to screen newborns for rare but serious health conditions. Early detection and ...

Advisory report | 30-09-2020

45-minute standard for emergency care

The Netherlands has a legal standard for the geographical distribution of hospital-based emergency care facilities. Virtually ...

Advisory report | 22-09-2020

Work programme 2021

Each year the Health Council of the Netherlands draws up a work programme containing an overview of the issues that will form the ...

Other | 15-09-2020