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Turkish doctors say cleaner air would offer major health benefits
Endorsed by five medical organisations including the Turkish Medical Association, Turkish Society of Public Health Specialists, Turkish Thoracic Society, Turkish Respiratory Society and Turkish Occupational Medicine Society, a new HEAL briefing highlights the heavy toll on health resulting from exposure to poor air quality in Turkey. Read more…
Polish air quality programme launched
On 9 March the Polish Environment Minister launched a draft national programme on air quality to identify the key actions needed to improve air quality in Poland and to encourage ministries, local governments, NGOs and the public to cooperate in the area. Read more…
Pollen is in the air
HEAL and member EFA were panellists at the final conference of ATOPICA, an EU funded research project on atopic diseases in changing climate, land use & air quality. Read more…
Improving indoor air quality in EU schools
HEAL and several of its members were partners of SINPHONIE, an EU-funded research project on indoor air quality in EU schools and its impact on children’s health. The results of the investigations are now available. Read more...
24: Launch of Healthy Homes Barometer
28: Earth Hour
7: World Health Day
28, Stoke-on-Trent, UK: Conference on urban design, green space and human health
3- 5, Brussels, Belgium: EU Green Week
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
More information here