Advisory report for public review ‘wheat flour dust’

The Health Council of the Netherlands has published a draft report on the recommendations of health-based occupational exposure limits. In the draft report, the Health Council calculates the exposure level of wheat flour dust that corresponds to a 1% extra risk of sensitization, compared with the risk in the general population. The draft report is prepared by the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS) of the Health Council.

The President of the Health Council would like to give you the opportunity to comment on the draft report. The report is presented to the Working Conditions Committee of the Social Economic Council of the Netherlands, and to experts of employer’s organizations and trade unions. Also other interested parties or persons may comment. Comments may be sent before April 28, 2017 to: Dr. S.R. Vink (, The Health Council of The Netherlands, Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS) of the Health Council, PO Box 16052, 2500 BB, The Hague, The Netherlands. The comments will be taken into account in deciding on the final version of the document.

The final document will be presented to the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment.

All comments received and the response of the Committee will be publicly available on the Health Council’s website from the moment of presentation of the final report.