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People with ME/CFS are substantially limited in their functioning, for a longer period of time. Treatment cannot address the ...

Advisory report | 19-03-2018

Pneumococcal vaccination for older persons

Every year about 2,600 to 5,600 older persons are hospitalised with pneumococcal pneumonia and about 1,800 with invasive ...

Advisory report | 28-02-2018

Health risks associated with livestock farms follow-up advice

There has been growing concern for many years about the health risks of living near livestock farms. Studies show that residents ...

Advisory report | 14-02-2018

Proton therapy in children only hospital-based

From the perspective of quality of care, proton therapy in children should only be performed in a hospital-based setting. The ...

Advisory report | 13-02-2018

Health benefits through cleaner air

Air pollution strongly contributes to health effects and death. In the Netherlands, exposure to particulate matter alone results ...

Advisory report | 23-01-2018


The substance 1,2-dibromoethane is carcinogenic. People occupationally exposed by inhalation have an increased risk of cancer. ...

Advisory report | 01-12-2017

Fitness to drive with cardiovascular disease

Recently, the European regulations regarding  fitness to drive criteria were updated for cardiovascular diseases. The adjustments ...

Advisory report | 28-11-2017

2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethanol (DEGME)

The Health Council of the Netherlands reviewed 2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethanol (DEGME). DEGME is primarily used as an intermediate or ...

Advisory report | 21-11-2017

Population Screening Act: research into calcium score and risk of cardiovascular disease

Based on the Population Screening Act (WBO), the research proposal of the Erasmus MC into the association between atherosclerosis ...

Advisory report | 14-11-2017

Population Screening Act: risk model studied during screening for colorectal cancer

The Committee on Population Screening of the Health Council of the Netherlands advises the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport ...

Advisory report | 31-10-2017