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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

Work Programme 2020

Other | 17-09-2019

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