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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

A New Impetus for Europe: Actions and Priorities for the new EU Commission
The Green 10 published a briefing for EU Commission President Juncker with five urgent actions to be undertaken in 2015 and 10 priorities for his five year mandate. Read more…

EU Health Community on regulating health for the public good
HEAL is one of the NGO signatories of a joint statement welcoming the announcement to move pharmaceutical and medical devices back where it belongs in the Commission’s health directorate. Read more…

Green10: environmental and health principles for TTIP
Limited information emerging from the ongoing TTIP negotiations reveals the risk that this project will reverse recent environmental and social achievements in Europe, and make future environmental and social progress more difficult on both sides of the North Atlantic. Read more…

HEAL Vice President to speak at Paris Appeal Congress
On 14 November, HEAL’s Vice-President Marie-Christine Dewolf will speak at the Fourth Anniversary Congress on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Paris Appeal, organised by HEAL member ARTAC. Read more...

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HEAL Annual Review 2013


November 2014

  • 27, Bonn, Germany: Meeting of the WHO Network on Environmental Health Economics
  • 29, Paris, France: Environmental conference on French environment and health action plan

    December 2014

  • 1, Brussels, Belgium: EEB celebrates 40 years of environmental action
  • 1 – 12, Lima, Peru: UNFCCC COP20
  • 6, Lima, Peru: GCHA Climate and Health Summit 2014: Investing in Health
  • 17, Brussels, Belgium: EU Environment Council

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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