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Population Screening Act: NIPT for multiple pregnancies

The NIPT consortium has applied for a permit to offer the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) to women with multiple pregnancies as ...

News item | 18-11-2019 | 10:00

Draft advisory report for public review ‘Hydrogenated Terphenyl’

The Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS) of the Health Council has prepared a draft report on hydrogenated ...

News item | 15-11-2019 | 10:00

Draft advisory report for public review ‘Tretinoin’

The Subcommittee on the Classification of Reproduction Toxic Substances of the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety ...

News item | 11-11-2019 | 10:00

Removing remaining lead pipes

In some houses lead concentrations in the tap water are high. In particular this concerns old houses with lead indoor pipes. High ...

News item | 06-11-2019 | 07:00

Recommended exposure limit for 1,2-dichloroethane

Occupational exposure to 1,2-dichloroethane can lead to cancer. The Health Council of the Netherlands has estimated the air ...

News item | 27-08-2019 | 11:58

Population Screening Act: NIPT in pregnant adolescents aged 16 and 17 years

The NIPT consortium has submitted a permit request for the use of the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) in pregnant adolescents ...

News item | 26-08-2019 | 10:00

Adding screening for spinal muscular atrophy to the neonatal blood screening

Early recognition of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) allows for the presymptomatic treatment of children with the most severe ...

News item | 23-07-2019 | 10:00

Studies with human-animal combinations require an new evaluation each time

In order to judge whether research with combinations of human and animal cells (or parts thereof) is acceptable, each study needs ...

News item | 17-07-2019 | 10:00

For now don’t change cut-off value population screening for colorectal cancer

The cut-off value in the population-based colorectal cancer screening programme determines at what measure of blood in the stool ...

News item | 16-07-2019 | 10:00

New vaccine against shingles can protect the elderly well

A new vaccine that can protect older people from shingles is available. The Health Council has a favourable view of the health ...

News item | 15-07-2019 | 09:00