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HEAL in Poland hosts webinar on domestic coal combustion

HEAL in Poland hosted its first webinar on the impacts of air pollution on human health, with a particular focus on the impacts of domestic coal combustion and the launch of HEAL’s latest brochure on this issue.

This webinar is part of a series of three organised in 2014, targeted at health professionals, medical experts and health-affected groups interested in how air pollution affects health and what can be done to improve air quality in Poland.

Amongst the speakers were renowned medical experts, presenting the latest scientific research and recent policy developments on air quality. They included Dr Michał Krzyżanowski from King’s College London and former Head of the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health in Bonn; Piotr Dąbrowiecki, the President of the Polish Federation of Asthma, Allergy and COPD and Łukasz Adamkiewicz, HEAL’s Advisor on Coal and Health.

The speakers focused on the effects of air pollution from domestic coal combustion on human health, which is of significant concern in Poland. They also analysed the importance of education and awareness raising about air pollution and respiratory diseases, highlighting what can be done to prevent that more and more people are affected by air pollution.

Łukasz Adamkiewicz presented HEAL’s latest brochure on domestic coal combustion and its human health impacts in Poland available here.

There was a lively discussion between the participants about the importance of joining efforts to tackle low air quality in order to improve public health and to lengthen the average life expectancy in Poland.



Presentations from speakers

Below you can find the links to the webinar recording:

https://vimeo.com/100202803 https://vimeo.com/100204511 https://vimeo.com/100204723

Originally posted on 24 July 2014

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