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  1. Monitoring programme for human exposure to chemicals

    The exposure of Dutch citizens to chemicals is estimated instead of monitored. Consequently, the government has insufficient ...

    News item | 25-04-2024 | 10:00

  2. Fibromyalgia deserves recognition

    Fibromyalgia is an important health problem that needs to be recognised. Its symptoms and impact need to be taken seriously. This ...

    News item | 19-03-2024 | 10:00

  3. Opportunities for improvement of the breast cancer population screening programme

    The Dutch breast cancer screening programme leads to a reduction in breast cancer mortality. Modifications to the programme, such ...

    News item | 12-03-2024 | 13:00

  4. Protect all children against RSV through national vaccination programme

    The Health Council recommends that in the short term, all children in their first year of life should be offered protection ...

    News item | 14-02-2024 | 15:00

  5. Scrap medical examination for drivers with coagulation disorders

    The Health Council of the Netherlands advises that people with haemophilia and other coagulation disorders should no longer have ...

    News item | 30-01-2024 | 09:00

  6. No health risks from asbestos in Dutch tap water

    The Health Council finds no evidence of an increased cancer risk from exposure to asbestos via tap water. The concentrations of ...

    News item | 23-01-2024 | 09:00

  7. Shifting towards more plant-based proteins is sustainable and healthy

    A shift towards a diet with more plant-based proteins and fewer animal-based proteins is better for the environment and healthier ...

    News item | 13-12-2023 | 10:00

  8. Pilot research on carrier screening for all prospective parents

    The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends pilot research to determine whether preconception carrier screening could be ...

    News item | 15-11-2023 | 10:00

  9. Recommendation for classification: tricresylphosphate suspected of damaging fertility

    The Health Council recommends classifying the substance tricresylphosphate as suspected to be a reproductive toxicant to humans, ...

    News item | 13-11-2023 | 09:00

  10. A 28-day rule for research in the Dutch Embryo Act

    The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends a 28-day rule for scientific research with embryos. Under the Dutch Embryo Act ...

    News item | 31-10-2023 | 10:00