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Vaccination against meningococcal disease

Vaccination against meningococcal serogroups C and W is safe and effective. The effectiveness of  vaccination against serogroup B ...

News item | 19-12-2018 | 07:00

One vaccination less for infants

The Health Council recommends one vaccination less for most infants, provided their mother has been vaccinated against pertussis. ...

News item | 18-12-2018 | 00:00

Alcohol and young people: influence on the brain and later alcohol use

Starting to drink alcohol at a young age is associated with a higher risk of developing alcohol use disorder later in life. There ...

News item | 17-12-2018 | 08:47

Recommendation on classification of two dichloronitrobenzenes

The substances 2,4-dichloro-1-nitrobenzene and 1,4-dichloro-2-nitrobenzene are presumed to be carcinogenic to man. People ...

News item | 11-12-2018 | 00:00

Population Screening Act: research into the relationship between sport and atherosclerosis

The University Medical Center Utrecht and the Radboud University Medical Center wish to carry out a study into the relationship ...

News item | 03-12-2018 | 17:56

Recommendation on occupational exposure limit isocyanates

Occupational exposure to isocyanates can lead to allergic respiratory complaints. The Health Council of the Netherlands has ...

News item | 28-11-2018 | 04:00

Population Screening Act: screening for prostate cancer

The Erasmus MC intends to perform a population-based screening pilot for prostate cancer with serum prostate-specific-antigen ...

News item | 27-11-2018 | 04:04

Draft advisory reports on exposure during iron and steel founding for public consult, and exposure during coal gasification

The Subcommittee on the classification of carcinogenic substances has prepared two draft advisory reports, one on the ...

News item | 14-11-2018 | 09:30

Draft advisory report for public review 'Cadmium and inorganic cadmium compounds'

The Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS) has prepared a draft report on recommendations for occupational ...

News item | 02-10-2018 | 12:11

A new website!

As of 25 September all information about the Health Council of the Netherlands will be found on a new website.

News item | 24-09-2018 | 00:00