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  1. WBO: screening for hepatitis

    The Municipal Health Service and Medical Assistance at Accidents and Disasters (GGD-GHOR) want to launch pilot studies to screen ...

    Advisory report | 27-01-2020

  2. Population Screening Act: NIPT for multiple pregnancies

    Since a few years, pregnant women can opt for the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) as part of two ongoing studies on the ...

    Advisory report | 18-11-2019

  3. Lead intake via tap water

    In general, tap water in the Netherlands is of a high quality and safe to drink. However, a limited selection of the population ...

    Advisory report | 06-11-2019

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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