Population Screening Act: NIPT for multiple pregnancies
18-11-2019 | 10:00
The NIPT consortium has applied for a permit to offer the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) to women with multiple pregnancies as ...
Draft advisory report for public review ‘Hydrogenated Terphenyl’
15-11-2019 | 10:00
The Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS) of the Health Council has prepared a draft report on hydrogenated ...
Draft advisory report for public review ‘Tretinoin’
11-11-2019 | 10:00
The Subcommittee on the Classification of Reproduction Toxic Substances of the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety ...
Removing remaining lead pipes
06-11-2019 | 07:00
In some houses lead concentrations in the tap water are high. In particular this concerns old houses with lead indoor pipes. High ...
Recommended exposure limit for 1,2-dichloroethane
27-08-2019 | 11:58
Occupational exposure to 1,2-dichloroethane can lead to cancer. The Health Council of the Netherlands has estimated the air ...
Population Screening Act: NIPT in pregnant adolescents aged 16 and 17 years
26-08-2019 | 10:00
The NIPT consortium has submitted a permit request for the use of the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) in pregnant adolescents ...
Adding screening for spinal muscular atrophy to the neonatal blood screening
23-07-2019 | 10:00
Early recognition of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) allows for the presymptomatic treatment of children with the most severe ...
Studies with human-animal combinations require an new evaluation each time
17-07-2019 | 10:00
In order to judge whether research with combinations of human and animal cells (or parts thereof) is acceptable, each study needs ...
For now don’t change cut-off value population screening for colorectal cancer
16-07-2019 | 10:00
The cut-off value in the population-based colorectal cancer screening programme determines at what measure of blood in the stool ...
New vaccine against shingles can protect the elderly well
15-07-2019 | 09:00
A new vaccine that can protect older people from shingles is available. The Health Council has a favourable view of the health ...
Health risks due to low concentrations of carbon monoxide need attention, too
10-07-2019 | 09:06
It is generally known that inhaling high concentrations of carbon monoxide is harmful to health. It is less well known that low ...
No population-based screening for AAA
09-07-2019 | 10:00
The health gain of a national population-based screening programme for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) among men aged 65 in the ...