Environment & health

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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

Parliament support for Juncker on environment eroding over attack on green legislation
Five out of seven political groups, representing over 60 per cent of MEPs in the European Parliament have shown they are against the EU Commission’s proposal to withdraw environmental legislation from its 2015 Work Programme through group resolutions. Read more…

TTIP trade talks continue - regulatory cooperation hot public health issue
Over 160 civil society groups from 23 countries denounce “regulatory cooperation” in the TTIP negotiations as a threat to democracy and an attempt to put the interests of big business before the protection of citizens, workers, and the environment. 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…

WHO Environmental Health Economics Network
Members of the network including HEAL recently met to discuss an upcoming joint WHO/OECD publication on health economics and air pollution. Read more…

FIFE film festival screens Endocrination and Zone Blanche
For the third year running, HEAL co-hosted a programme of health and environment documentaries and debates at the International Environmental Film Festival (FIFE) in Paris. Read more…

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NEW: HEAL leaflet in Turkish

HEAL leaflet updated in German and Polish

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HEAL Annual Review 2013


February 2015

27, Madrid, Spain: HEAL and Alborada Foundation Roundtable on EDCs and health costs, Spanish Parliament

March 2015

4: Launch of the EEA’s State of the Environment Report 2015

5, Munich, Germany: HEAL and WECF meeting on chemicals and diseases

5- 6, Brussels, Belgium: ATOPICA conference

6, Brussels, Belgium: EU Environment Council

20 – 30: Pesticide Action Week

April 2015

7: World Health 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 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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