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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

Research that makes you better

Research by university medical centres (umcs) can contribute more to the quality and affordability of care and prevention. This ...

Advisory report | 12-10-2016

Hexavalent chromium compounds

Occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium compounds can cause lung cancer. The Health Council of the Netherlands is of the ...

Advisory report | 30-09-2016

Considering health in environmental policy

To further reduce the burden of disease resulting from exposure to environmental stressors, it is necessary to include ...

Advisory report | 20-07-2016

Population Screening Act: Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) as initial test for Down’s, Patau’s and Edwards’ syndrome

De Gezondheidsraad adviseert de minister van VWS om een vergunning te verlenen voor proefinvoering van NIPT voor alle zwangere ...

Advisory report | 06-07-2016

Shingles vaccination should not be offered to the elderly

The Health Council of the Netherlands advises the minister of Health, Welfare and Sport not to offer shingles vaccination to the ...

Advisory report | 29-06-2016