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

Grave concerns on the future of environmental health in Juncker’s new Commission

HEAL, the Green10 and other Brussels-based health and civil society organisations continue to express their concern about the future of environmental health protection and the protection of future generations from environmental threats under the new EU Commission. Read more…

Environmental protection important for vast majority of Europeans

According to a new Eurobarometer poll, 95% of the 28.000 citizens interviewed said protecting the environment is important to them personally and many think more can be done. Read more…

Joint letter on the position of Chief Scientific Advisor to the President of the EU Commission

A coalition of 27 international and national NGOs including HEAL sent a new letter to Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker with regards to the Chief Scientific Advisor. Read more…

Take action

European Ombudsman launches public consultation into TTIP transparence - Deadline 30 October 2014



6 – 7, Brussels, Belgium: HEAL Annual General Assembly - More information coming soon!

19 – 22, Berlin, Germany: World Health Summit

26 – 29, Boston, US: PPTOX IV, Environmental Stressors in Disease and Implications for Human Health - More information here


14: World Diabetes Day

15: World COPD day

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 65 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

Direct telephone numbers: HEAL team page.

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