Climate change and particulate matter are the biggest health risks this century, according to a report by 27 global organizations, doctors, academics and policy experts published in medical journal Lancet.
At least dozens of Dutch homes are located too close to underground high-voltage cables, RTL Nieuws reports based on its own research. The Dutch Health Council has indications that children who live close to these cables have a higher risk of leukemia.
There may be risks to health from the bluer light of LED, found investigations by the Health Council of the Netherlands.
According to researcher Gerard Kerkhof, Dutch people sleep too little, especially young women. "We have a problem of epidemic proportions." he says. Poor sleepers have more chance of being overweight, have a shorter lifespan and poorer performance. Kerkhof's urgent advice is to stop using smartphones after 21:00 at night.
An Amsterdam company is going to make special phone cases to protect against radiation from mobiles.
About 24,000 pounds of French horse meat from 200 slaughter horses that did not pass the health inspection, was sold on the Dutch market, reported State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs to Parliament on Monday.
Residents of the Caribbean island St. Martin are called upon to do everything in their power to prevent further spreading of the Chikungunya virus by mosquitos.
The CEO of the French PIP breast implant manufacturing company, who also supplied implants for Dutch women, has been sentenced to four years in prison, announced the court in Marseille. Jean-Claude has been found guilty of serious deception and fraud.
A majority of parliament wants the legal age for buying an e-cigarette to go up to 18. VVD and PvdA call on the government to introduce a minimum age.
The KWF foundation against cancer wants cigarette packs in the Netherlands to all have the same brown-green color. Packets should no longer carry brand symbols, but large health warnings instead, according to KWF.