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.
Areas of activity
What is the optimum result of cure and care in view of the risks and opportunities?
Which forms of prevention can help realise significant health benefits?
Which foods promote good health and which carry certain health risks?
Which environmental influences could have a positive or negative effect on health?
How can employees be protected against working conditions that could harm their health?
Before we can harvest knowledge in the field of healthcare, we first need to ensure that the right seeds are sown.
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
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