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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

Good representation

It’s important that healthcare providers discuss the matter of who should represent the patient (or who will do so in the event ...

Advisory report | 21-05-2019

Emission during coal gasification

Coal gasification is a process in which lignite and black coal is turned into combustible gas under high temperatures and ...

Advisory report | 20-05-2019

Review of fitness-to-drive requirements relating to the use of medicines

Some medicines affect people’s ability to drive. The fitness-to-drive requirements for people using medicines of this kind needed ...

Advisory report | 15-05-2019

Retaintion periods of implants

Data on medical implants should be retained for a period of 115 years, calculated from the date of birth of the wearer. In this ...

Advisory report | 14-05-2019

Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a plasticizer, and is used amongst others in plastic bottles. Bisphenol A is classified as a reproduction ...

Advisory report | 26-03-2019

Cadmium and inorganic cadmium compounds

Occupational exposure to cadmium can lead to adverse health effects. Inhalation of cadmium can lead to damage to kidneys and ...

Advisory report | 20-03-2019