Agricultural pesticides used in the Netherlands may cause Parkinson's disease. Farmers who work with these pesticides are up to 60 percent more likely to contract the incurable brain disease, epidemiologist Roel Vermeulen said to Zembla.
Major mistakes made by the Ministry of Defense led to incidents in which soldiers suffered heatstrokes during training in the Netherlands, television program Zembla reports based on "recent, confidential investigation reports".
The spraying of agricultural poison on the Dutch bulb fields exposes many more local residents to much higher concentrations of these pesticides for much longer periods than was expected, according to a scientific study by research committee pesticides and residents OBO. These pesticides are found in the diapers of babies who live 250 meters away from the bulb fields, television program Zembla, which has the research report in its possession, reports.
In 2016 Dutch cancer patients were treated with medicines of which the active substance came from a rejected Chinese factory, where there was a serious risk of products being contaminated, Zembla reports based on its own research.
Hundreds of Barneveld residents are living on polluted ground without knowing it. Over 1,000 tons of contaminated soil was illegally used for two new construction projects in the city, research program Zembla reports based on a report from the Gelderland environmental services.
According to Zembla, a controversial waste processor delivered a total of 10 thousand tons of soil that was heavily polluted with toxic substances styrene and DDT. The company used falsified papers to do this. The pollution in the soil exceeds the legal standards.
Reporter Ton van der Ham of television program Zembla is banned fro UMC Utrecht for a year, according to an official denial of entry by the hospital. The journalist will only be allowed on the hospital grounds if he needs urgent physical or psychological help, the document reads, NOS reports.
Adopted children from Sri Lanka and Indonesia filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government over errors in their adoption procedures in the 1980's. They want the government to compensate the high costs they're incurring in the search for their origin and biological parents, according to a Zembla broadcast on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.
Last year Zembla reported that adoption files of children from Sri Lanka and Indonesia, among others, were falsified on a large scale and that biological parents did not always give their child up voluntarily.
A group of MH17 victims' relatives won a lawsuit in a United States court which entitles them to hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, television program Zembla reports based on court documents. A total of 25 surviving relatives, including 10 Dutch, took part in this lawsuit filed against Igor Girkin, a leader among pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. The American court ruled that each surviving relative in the lawsuit is entitled to 20 million dollars in compensation.
With hidden cameras, television program Zembla caught Uber drivers in Amsterdam breaking the city's taxi regulations. The drivers sometimes pick up passengers from the street, without them ordering an Uber taxi with the app, while the Amsterdam regulations state that only drivers from the eight official taxi centers in the city are allowed to do so, Het Parool reports.
Television program Zembla managed to get hold of more than 700 pages of confidential information from Europol. The data is mostly from the period 2006 to 2008 and consists of hundreds of names and telephone numbers of people associated with terrorsim at that time. It also includes an analysis of the so-called Hofstad Group and the Madrid bombings, NU.nl reports.
A massive 58 out of 60 artificial turfs in the Netherlands containe a higher concentration of carcinogenic substances than are allowed in consumer products, NOS reports based on research by tire industry association VACO. VACO examined 50 artificial turf fields and NOS compared it to studies of another 10.
Dutch companies were involved in large scale VAT fraud, the proceeds of which were used to finance terrorism, according to television program Zembla based on its own investigation.
According to Zembla, using the trade of so-called CO2 certificates, the "biggest VAT fraud in history" was committed. The compulsory VAT on the certificates was not paid. Between 2008 and 2011 this amounted to between 5 billion and 10 billion euros in unpaid VAT.
Playing football on artificial turf may be dangerous to footballers' health, according to Zembla. Almost all artificial turf fields contain rubber granules, which have been linked to cancer.
Trade union FNV knew for years that commercial bakers were exposed to asbestos that was processed in furnaces, but chose to hide that information, according to television program Zembla. The union vehemently denies these accusations
A "culture of fear" in the ear nose and throat department of the University Medical Center in Utrecht, has led to "avoidable" and"serious, deadly complications" that endangers the safety of patients.
Microchip firm ASML is evading taxes in the Netherlands by making use of the favorable tax scheme in Belgium, which enables a company to deduct a notional interest from the taxable profit.
Details from internal company information obtained by television program Zembla reveals that the ICT services company practiced fraud with various government tenders between 2005 and 2010.
An reserve officer of the Netherlands military intelligence service reportedly spread confidential material to his civilian employer, ICT company Ordina, from Uruzgan province in Afghanistan in 2009. Television program Zembla reports this on the basis of e-mails obtained.
Publication of doctoral research into the effects of so-called "lust pills" on women has been delayed by the Utrecht University after television documentary program ZEMBLA raised concerns about the independence of the committee reviewing the research. Five members of the eight-member team of researchers and evaluators have direct connections to Almere drug company Emotional Brain, the creators of two drugs meant to treat women diagnosed with sexual dysfunctions like lack of arousal. Both drugs were reviewed in the study.
The bread from Bakkersland has never been in direct contact with asbestos, used as insulation for the furnaces, announced CEO Eugene Scholten to RTL Nieuws.
The Centraal Bureau Levensmiddelenhandel (CBL) (Central Grocery Retail Agency) is shocked by statements of anonymous meat inspectors in a broadcast of Zembla. In the broadcast on Thursday the inspectors state that fecal bacteria are present in much of the slaughtered meat.