Environment & health

Many diseases can be reduced by a cleaner, healthier environment
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Many diseases and conditions are linked to contaminants in our environments. The science on the health impacts of environmental pollution is growing. This environmental burden of disease could be prevented or limited by stronger policy action.

News on our policy work

Midterm review of environment and health progress in the European Region
From 28 to 30 April a HEAL delegation will participate at the mid-term review meeting of the WHO European Environment and Health Process in Haifa, Israel. Read more…

Fifth symposium of Paris Appeal to focus on chemicals and EMF
The ECERI (European Cancer and Environment Research Institute), in partnership with ISDE (International Society of Doctors for the Environment), is organising the fifth conference of the Paris Appeal, at the Royal Academy of Medicine in Brussels on 18 May. Read more...

Trade Secrets Directive: MEPs called upon to protect transparency, health and the environment
HEAL signed a joint statement strongly opposing a proposal by the EU Commission and Council for a new EU directive on trade secrets as it threatens free speech, health, the environment and worker mobility. Read more…

European environment - state and outlook report 2015 - evidence and trends to guide policy action
The European Environment Agency has launched its five-yearly assessment of the European environment in a global context. HEAL’s Executive Director presented an evaluation on what this means for health at a launch event co-hosted by the European Policy Center in Brussels. Read more…

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NEW: HEAL leaflet in Turkish

HEAL leaflet updated in German and Polish

HEAL in Poland website www.healpolska.pl

HEAL Annual Review 2013


April 2015

11: EU Parkinson’s Day

14 – 16, Brussels, Belgium: Informal Environment and Energy Council

18, Global day of action, TTIP

28, Stoke-on-Trent, UK: Conference on urban design, green space and human health

29 – 30, Haifa, Israel: WHO Mid Term Review

May 2015

5: World Asthma Day

18-19, Malaga, Spain: EFA 2015 AGA

18-26, Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Assembly

22: Earth Day

June 2015

3- 5, Brussels, Belgium: EU Green Week

19-20, Paris, France: Conference on climate change and health

Learn more about HEAL’s views and policy work on Environment and Health

About HEAL

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union (EU). We demonstrate how policy changes can help protect health and enhance people’s quality of life. Read more »


HEAL has over 70 member organisations, representing health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, doctors, nurses, cancer and asthma groups, citizens, women’s groups, youth groups, environmental NGOs, scientists and public health institutes. Members include international and Europe-wide organisations, as well as national and local groups. Read more »

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Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)
28 Boulevard Charlemagne
B1000 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 2 234 3640
Fax: +32 2 234 3649
E-mail: info@env-health.org
Press: Diana Smith

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