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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Health Council presents Work Programme 2024

    Each year, on the third Tuesday of September, the Health Council of the Netherlands presents its work programme for the coming ...

    News item | 19-09-2023 | 15:00

  4. Recommendation for a classification: pyridine suspected to be carcinogenic

    The Health Council recommends classifying the substance pyridine as suspected to be carcinogenic to man. This corresponds with ...

    News item | 29-08-2023 | 09:00

  5. Employees who are regularly bitten by ticks should be vaccinated against TBE

    People who are regularly bitten by ticks in the course of their work should be offered vaccination against tick-borne ...

    News item | 24-08-2023 | 09:00

  6. Health-based recommended occupational exposure level for rubber dusts and rubber fumes

    Currently, it is not possible to derive a health-based recommended occupational exposure level for rubber dusts and rubber fumes. ...

    News item | 03-07-2023 | 10:00

  7. Launch of a routine vaccination programme against COVID-19 this autumn

    The Health Council recommends launching a routine vaccination programme against COVID-19 this autumn under which, as of now, ...

    News item | 28-06-2023 | 10:00

  8. Use of new pneumococcal vaccines for children and the elderly

    Various pneumococcal vaccines are available for both children and people over the age of 60. The Health Council recommends using ...

    News item | 20-06-2023 | 09:00

  9. Permit for study into tomosynthesis in breast cancer screening

    The Health Council has recommended that the Minister for Health, Welfare and Sport grant a permit for a study into the use of ...

    News item | 30-03-2023 | 09:00

  10. BCG vaccination will not be used against COVID-19

    Based on the current state of scientific knowledge, the Health Council sees no reason to use the tuberculosis vaccine (Bacillus ...

    News item | 29-03-2023 | 09:00