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The Health Council of the Netherlands

The Health Council is an independent scientific advisory body. It is our task to provide the government and parliament with advice in the field of public health and health/healthcare research.
This website contains the advisory reports we have published to date and provides information about advisory opinions in preparation, our planning and who we are.

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Social work on solid ground

15 September 2014 – Read more

No indications for cancer in experimental animals after exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields

5 September 2014 – The use of the radiofrequency part of the electromagnetic spectrum for mobile telecommunication purposes offers many benefits for daily life. The associated exposure to electromagnetic fields, however, also leads to concerns, for instance on an increased risk of cancer. Read more

Report for public review Chlorpromazine

31 July 2014 – The Health Council of the Netherlands has published a draft report with an evaluation of the reproduction toxic properties of chlorpromazine. The draft report is prepared by the Subcommittee on the Classification of Reproduction Toxic Substances of the DECOS of the Health Council. Read more



The Health Council is an active member of the European Science Advisory Network for Health (EuSANH). EuSANH, which was started in 2006 and officially founded in 2011, is a European network of scientific advisory bodies in the field of public health. Read more