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Healthy green spaces in and around the city

Recreation in green spaces is important for public health in the Netherlands. However, in recent decades, the opportunities for ...

Advisory report | 15-06-2017

Vitamin K for infants

All infants are given vitamin K after birth. A deficiency of this vitamin can lead to bleedings that can cause life-long ...

Advisory report | 11-04-2017

Population Screening Act: essential terms explained

Certain forms of population screening have to be licensed by the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport. This applies, for ...

Advisory report | 07-03-2017

Screening Act: tuberculosis screening

In the Netherlands at-risk groups  are screened for tuberculosis  by the Community Health Services. In 2012 the Minister of ...

Advisory report | 07-03-2017

Vinyl chloride monomer - Health-based calculated occupational cancer risk values

Occupational exposure to vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) can cause liver cancer. This is a risk to plastic industry workers who may ...

Advisory report | 22-02-2017

Prenatal screening

The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends offering pregnant women an ultrasound as early as week 13 of pregnancy as a part ...

Advisory report | 22-12-2016

Careful use of disinfectants

Disinfectants contribute significantly to the prevention of infections and disease in both humans and animals. However, their use ...

Advisory report | 21-12-2016

Resistance due to disinfectants - background report

Disinfectants contribute significantly to the prevention of infections and disease in both humans and animals. However, their use ...

Advisory report | 21-12-2016

Screening risk groups for hepatitis B and C

Screening people with a chronic infection caused by hepatitis B or C virus can best be confined to specific at-risk groups. This ...

Advisory report | 01-11-2016

Dexamethasone. Evaluation of the effects on reproduction, recommendation for classification

In the present report, the Health Council of the Netherlands reviewed the drug dexamethasone. Man can be occupationally exposed ...

Advisory report | 18-10-2016