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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.

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HEAL AGA votes in Executive Committee and welcomes new member organisations

HEAL 2014 Annual General Assembly, which took place from 6 to 7 October, elected a new Executive Committee and welcomed seven new member organisations. Read more…

HEAL’s 2013 Annual Review

HEAL’s Annual Review showcases the successes and collaborations with members and partners in the different policy areas over the last year. This edition highlights HEAL’s 10th anniversary celebrations and includes a new section on HEAL’s work on disease prevention and the environment. Read more…

President-elect Juncker urged to make environmental sustainability a priority

Following the hearings of the EU Commissioner-Designates in front of the European Parliament (EP), the Green10 coalition voiced its strong concern over President-Elect Juncker’s attempt to downgrade the environment in Europe and asks the EP to reject the 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…

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HEAL Annual Review 2013

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  • All month: Breast cancer awareness month
  • 20 - 24, Bonn, Germany: UNFCCC Conference
  • 26 – 29, Boston, US: PPTOX IV, Environmental stressors in disease and implications for health
  • 30, Geneva, Switzerland: UNECE Session on Environment and Health

November 2014

  • 13 - 14, Bonn, Germany: Meeting of WHO Environment and Health Task Force
  • 14, Paris, France: HEAL Vice President will speak at Paris Appeal Congress
  • 14: World Diabetes Day
  • 15: World COPD day
  • 29, Paris, France: Environmental conference on French environment and health action plan

December 2014

  • 1, Brussels, Belgium: EEB celebrates 40 years of environmental action

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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