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Priority for people over 70 in pneumococcus vaccination

For the vaccination programme against pneumococci that will be starting this autumn the Health Council recommends prioritising ...

News item | 20-04-2020 | 11:30

Iron and steel founding emissions carcinogenic

The Emissions which are formed during iron and steel founding may cause cancer. This is a risk for people who work in places ...

News item | 18-02-2020 | 10:00

No permit is required for hepatitis screening GGD

Under the Population Screening Act a permit is not required for screening the first-generation non-Western migrants for hepatitis ...

News item | 27-01-2020 | 10:00

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

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