News on our policy work
Air pollution is one of Europe’s gravest environmental and health threats. A group of organisations including HEAL have launched a toolkit including a video and 12 factsheets on air pollution calling on Members of the European Parliament to make the right decisions on the air we breathe. Read more…
HEAL in Poland highlighted why air quality is important for lung health, and encouraged patients to take part in a free Spirometry test, as part of World Spirometry Day. Read more…
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
6 – 7 October, Brussels, Belgium: HEAL Annual General Assembly
19: Global frackdown day
19 – 22, Berlin, Germany: World Health Summit
22: Global day of action against coal
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