News on our policy work
Mutual Benefit Societies want stronger action on air quality to boost public health
The International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) continues to call on the EU to act on air quality. In June 2014 AIM launched the Bruges Declaration on air pollution and health. Read more…
Medical community discuss health and coal in Serbia
Last month HEAL co-hosted a conference of medical experts on health and coal combustion in Serbia, together with the Institute of Public Health of Serbia “Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut” and the Serbian Medical Society. Read more…
Better health and air quality event in Poland
On 4 December, HEAL in Poland brought together 70 leading health experts, medical institutions and policy-makers to discuss the latest science on air pollution in Poland, and ways to improve the air. Read more...
Launch of HEAL in Poland website HEAL has launched a Polish website providing basic information on air pollution and the health effects, health community activities in Poland and solutions for everyone to work towards better air quality. Read more...
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Brochure on domestic coal combustion in Poland
Know your air for health website: English - German - Italian
HEAL and EU ESCAPE patient information leaflets: Air quality and heart and lung health
19, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium: Healthy Lungs for Life by ELF and ERS
The Unpaid Health Bill: How coal power plants make us sick presents the first-ever economic assessment of the health costs associated with air pollution from coal power plants in Europe as well as testimonies from leading health advocates, medical experts and policy makers on why they are concerned about coal.
The report develops recommendations for policy-makers and the health community on how to address the unpaid health bill and ensure that it is taken into account in future energy decisions.
For a brief summary of the report see HEAL’s coal and health postcard
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