Reducing the burden of disease from the environment requires stricter standards
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To further reduce the burden of disease resulting from exposure to environmental stressors, it is necessary to include health-based recommended exposure limits in the regulations. At local level, it is possible to deviate from these limits, provided that reasoned arguments are put forward. This the Health Council of the Netherlands writes in the advisory report ‘Considering health in environmental policy’ to the Minister for the Environment.