Unraveling the impact of non-genetic factors on our health Unraveling the impact of non-genetic factors on our health
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How harmful are chemicals? The Dutch Health Council wants more insight into the health effects of exposure

How harmful are chemicals? The Dutch Health Council wants more insight into the health effects of exposure

Jelle Vlaanderen commented in NRC on the advice of the Dutch Health Council to measure people's exposure to chemicals should be measured through blood and urine samples.

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Sick because of work: when work doesn't pay and prevention fails

Sick because of work: when work doesn't pay and prevention fails

Every year, 4,000 Dutch people die as a result of their work. A large proportion of these cases are due to hazardous substances exposure. How can we prevent work-related illnesses due to exposures?

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'The Netherlands is a living lab full of data that can be used to control people's lifestyles

'The Netherlands is a living lab full of data that can be used to control people's lifestyles

An interview with Jeroen Lakerveld in NRC about the project OBCT, Obesity: Biological, socioCultural and environmental risk Trajectories. Simply put, the researchers look at groups of people with different backgrounds in different places. Why does one person become overweight and another not?

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Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...

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