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Recommendation for a classification: methyl isobutyl ketone suspected to be carcinogenic in man

At request of the State Secretary of Social Affairs and Employment, the Health Council has evaluated the carcinogenic properties ...

News item | 08-12-2020 | 10:00

When applied correctly, spray polyurethane foam is not harmful to residents

When spray polyurethane foam (SPF) home insulation is installed correctly, residents are unlikely to experience any associated ...

News item | 01-12-2020 | 10:00

Vaccinate the elderly and sick first against COVID-19

The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends, at this point in time, that people over the age of 60 and medical risk groups ...

News item | 19-11-2020 | 11:00

Cadmium can affect reproductive health

The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends to classify cadmium as a substance which is a presumed reproductive toxicant. ...

News item | 13-10-2020 | 10:00

Research is needed to study an alternative to MRI screening in the population screening programme for breast cancer

Research is needed to study an alternative to MRI screening to detect breast cancer in women with extremely dense breast tissue. ...

News item | 06-10-2020 | 10:00

More data needed about the role of tbc vaccine in the context of COVID-19

To what extent BCG (the vaccine against tuberculosis) could play a role in combating COVID-19 is still unclear. The Health ...

News item | 05-10-2020 | 10:00

Chickenpox vaccinations on Bonaire, Sint-Eustatius and Saba

The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends adding vaccination against chickenpox (varicella) to the National Immunization ...

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

No bloodspot screening for untreatable conditions

At this moment in time, the Health Council of the Netherlands does not recommend a nationwide programme for screening children in ...

News item | 30-09-2020 | 10:00

We need a broader view of the 45-minute standard for emergency care

There are no medical scientific grounds to justify the standard that virtually every resident of the Netherlands must be able to ...

News item | 22-09-2020 | 10:00

No proof that 5G can be harmful; more research necessary

It has not been demonstrated nor is it likely that exposure to 5G systems can be harmful, but from a scientific point of view ...

News item | 02-09-2020 | 11:00