News on our policy work
EU negotiations continue for air quality improvements
HEAL, its members and health partners welcome the confirmation that negotiations on reducing air pollution emissions under the National Emissions Ceilings Directive will continue. Read more…
HEAL in Poland highlights air quality problems on Polish TV
HEAL’s coal and health adviser in Poland and a pulmonologist from the Polish Society of Lung Disease were recently interviewed about air pollution on the biggest Polish TV news channel, TVN24. Read more…
Health impacts of air pollution breakfast meeting
HEAL co-organised a breakfast briefing in the European Parliament on the health impacts of cross-border air pollution and the need for efficient regulation. Read more…
HEAL in Poland at 25th meeting of Polish European Respiratory Society
In January HEAL in Poland attended the 25th meeting of the Polish European Respiratory Society (ERS), an annual event bringing together the most well-known pulmonologists and other health and medical experts in Poland. 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
4: Launch of the EEA’s State of the Environment Report 2015
6, Brussels, Belgium: EU Environment Council
7: World Health Day
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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