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

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…

Civil society organisations call on MEPs to deliver strong resolution on TTIP negotiations
HEAL joined 374 civil society organisations from across Europe calling on all MEPs to agree on a strong resolution to protect the environment and health of its citizens and put public interest first. Read more…

World Cancer Day: Action on environmental pollutants to close gap in cancer prevention
HEAL collaborated with its member organisation Action for Breast Cancer Foundation in Malta who organised two events for World Cancer Day. HEAL’s Executive Director gave the keynote speech at the conference which focused on environmental policy as a lever for cancer prevention. 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


March 2015

18: CHE Partnership Call: Endocrine Disruptive Effects of BPA Substitutes with Dr. Johanna Rochester

20 – 30: Pesticide Action Week

24: CHE Partnership Call: A High Price to Pay: Burden of Disease & Costs of EDCs in the EU

24: Launch of Healthy Homes Barometer

28: Earth Hour

April 2015

7: World Health Day

11: EU Parkinson’s Day

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

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

May 2015

18-19, Malaga, Spain: EFA 2015 AGA

June 2015

3- 5, Brussels, Belgium: EU Green Week

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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