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

World Health Assembly adopts landmark resolution on air pollution and health
HEAL welcomes the first-ever WHO resolution on the health impacts of air pollution, adopted at the World Health Assembly in May. Read more…

Better regulation watchdog
HEAL teamed up with more than 50 civil society organisations from a wide range of interest groups to watch closely and give input into the Better regulation proposals, recently launched by the EU Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans. Read more…

NGOs call for full lobby transparency
Over 100 NGOs including HEAL, and trade unions from across Europe, call on the EU Commission to take strong and urgent action to create a high-quality and legally-binding EU lobby transparency register. Read more…

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Take Action!

- Stop TTIP and CETA – Deadline October 2015

- Call on MEPs to keep ISDS out of TTIP

- The urgent case for a ban on fracking – Food and Water Europe petition

- Avaaz petition: Protect our health, Stop Monsanto

- 350.org petition to Chancellor Merkel to maintain Germany’s reputation as a climate leader

- 350.org - Tell the G20 to #StopFundingFossils


- Launch of Better regulation watchdog
- HEAL leaflet in Turkish
- HEAL leaflet updated in German and Polish
- HEAL in Poland website www.healpolska.pl
- HEAL Annual Review 2013


June 2015

- 15, Brussels, Belgium: EU Environment Council

- 16: CHE Partnership Call - Identifying EDCs for Public Health Protection: The Endocrine Perspective

- 16 – 18, Brussels, Belgium: EU Sustainable Energy Week

- 18, Paris, France: Colloque - Les pathologies neuro-développementales et l’environnement

- 18 - 19, Paris, France: Conference "Climate, Health, Inequalities: Solutions?" - HEAL participating

- 22, Rome, Italy: Conference on the environment, health and economic development - HEAL participating

- 24, Paris, France: ANSES conference - ‘Health risks, precaution and innovation’

- 25 June, London, UK: Women’s Environment Network screens documentary film ’Endocrination’

- 30 June, EP, Brussels, Belgium: EDCs and Future Generations: Time for the EU to Take Action


- 1 July: Luxembourg EU Presidency begins

- 1 July, EP, Brussels, Belgium: Allergy and Asthma Patients need Clean Air in Europe – organised by EFA

- 6 – 8 July, Picardie, France: Global Conference: All actors of Rupture? HEAL participating

- 7 – 10 July, Paris, France: Our common future under climate change

- 12 – 17 July, Barcelona, Spain: Global Health Summer School on Climate Change & 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 »

Contact us

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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