HEAL’s action on environment and health

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HEAL strives to ensure that people today and tomorrow are safe from the harm of environmental pollution.

We aim to highlight this preventative approach in the overall EU strategic discussions, such as the Europe 2020 strategy, and to have environment and health concerns integrated into all relevant policies, such as action to mitigate climate change, the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, resource-efficiency and transport-related issues.

Specifically, HEAL encourages decision-makers to work to a dedicated vision on where the EU should be going in terms of protecting health and the environment. This is why we call for a second EU Action Plan on Environment and Health, as well as a 7th EU Environment Action Programme, to ensure that health and quality of life receive central political priority and funding. Such dedicated programmes are also necessary to ensure that recent commitments made as part of the WHO European Region environment and health process come to life at EU level.

In all our activities, HEAL puts the spotlight on protecting the health of children, pregnant women and other groups who are more susceptible to environmental pollution.


Previous News on our policy work

Joint letter on the position of Chief Scientific Advisor to the President of the EU Commission

A coalition of 27 international and national NGOs including HEAL sent a new letter to Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker with regards to the Chief Scientific Advisor. Read more…

New European Parliament and EU Commission
The new European Parliament and Commission are taking shape, with the election of the EP President, Vice-Presidents, chairs and members of the 20 parliamentary committees. Jean-Claude Juncker will preside over the EU Commission 2014 - 2019. Read more…

WHO European Environment and Health Ministerial Board
Tackling air pollution, climate change and chemicals requires political action in the European Region according to members of the WHO European Environment and Health Ministerial Board (EHMB). Read more…

Call to exclude chemicals in TTIP
Ahead of the next round of negotiations on the future trade agreement, over 100 organisations including HEAL have called on the US and the EU to exclude chemicals regulation. Read more…

Chemicals, air top of UN environment agenda
The first UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) has called for the full integration of the environment into the UN’s post 2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs). Read more…

HEAL at Environment and Public Health conference in Romania
In September, HEAL will participate at an international medical conference in Romania on the environment and public health, organised by the Balkan Environmental Association (B.EN.A.). Read more…

Health costs in the European Union - How much is related to EDCs?
Exposure to food and everyday electronic, cosmetic and plastic products containing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may be costing up to €31 billion per year in the EU, according to a new HEAL report. Read more…

Fracking: a serious but still underestimated threat to public health
Environmental health scientist and acclaimed author Dr. Sandra Steingraber was in Brussels to share scientific evidence from the US on health impacts of shale gas drilling. She called to stop fracking on health grounds in Europe. Read more…

Third WHO Environmental Health Economics Network
Over 20 members of EHEN, including HEAL and its member Hainaut Vigilance Sanitaire recently met to discuss new economic assessments, strategy and future work. HEAL highlighted the need to get better data on health costs from chemical exposure. Read more…

Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly closes after passing multiple resolutions
Delegates at the World Health Assembly (WHA) which took place from 19 – 24 May, adopted more than 20 resolutions on public health issues of global importance. Read more…

In the spotlight: Elections to the European Parliament 22 – 25 May
The upcoming elections for the new European Parliament will allow citizens to vote for representatives who can pave the way for better health in Europe through a healthier environment. Read more…

Proposed plans for US/EU trade deal would weaken health, consumer, worker, environmental protections
Current proposals being floated as part of the TTIP negotiations would grant foreign governments and cooperations an increased opportunity to influence public protections in both the EU and the US warn more than 170 environmental, health, labour and consumer organisations in an open letter. Read more…

HEAL launches social media tools in Poland
On the occasion of World Asthma Day, HEAL launched its own Facebook and Twitter accounts in Polish to build awareness of the alliance’s work in the country. Read more…

Health costs of coal power generation in Austria
HEAL, its member, the International Society of Doctors for the Environment (Austria), and environmental organisation GLOBAL2000 presented a study showing that air pollution from three remaining coal power plants in Austria causes health costs of 194 million EUR per year. Their phase out should now be a public health priority. Read more…

Farmers who are ‘victims of pesticides’ call for EU action
Farmers of the French Phytovictims network called for urgent action on exposure to hazardous chemicals, especially on pesticides that can disrupt the human hormone system. Phytovictims brings together cereal farmers, vine growers and others whose health has been affected by pesticides. Read more…

HEAL participates on CHE call “Endocrine Disruption: Widening the Scope”
Executive Director Génon K. Jensen recently took part in one of the teleconference series on EDCs organised by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment. This particular call focused on how chemicals in air pollution impact on children’s health. Read more…

Better training for health care professionals in environmental and health medicine
Belgium is taking the lead in strengthening the knowledge and capacities of healthcare professionals on environmental medicine. A basic training for medical students is also envisaged. These activities are an initiative of the National health-environment cell. Read more…

Congratulations to the winners of the Jean and Leslie Douglas “Pearl Award” for "providing a sustainable earth for future generations.’’
HEAL congratulates the three winners of the award – Arlene Blum, Theo Colborn and Pete Meyers - who have also contributed to our alliance’s work immensely over the years and continue to do so. Read more…

Mid-term review of WHO Environment and Health process, November 2014
Later this year, health and environment ministers from 53 countries will come together to assess how far countries have progressed in reaching the ambitious targets set in the 2010 Parma Declaration. HEAL will contribute as a member of the EHTF and through outreach with the health community. Read more…

EU Summit on chronic diseases
In April, the EU Commissioner for Health Tonio Borg will host the first EU Summit on chronic diseases, a follow up to the 2011 UN political meeting and declaration on this issue. Read more…

Health at Paris’ environmental film festival
HEAL successfully co-hosted a series of health and environment documentaries and debates at the 31st International Environmental Film Festival (FIFE) to promote the recognition of the links between health and environmental issues, especially related to chemicals. Read more…

Global Health and Justice in a changing environment
Julia Huscher, HEAL’s coal and health officer recently participated in Healthy Planet UK’s landmark conference ‘Global health and justice in a changing environment’ in London. Read more…

HEAL at the 31st International Environmental Film festival
On 7 – 8 February HEAL co-hosts inspiring environmental health film screenings and debates at the FIFE festival in Paris. One of the films ‘The Human Experiment’ features award winning actor Sean Penn. Read more…

Opposing special investor clause in future EU-US trade agreement
A group of NGOs including HEAL wrote to the Ambassador of the US Trade Representative in Europe to express their opposition to the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) arrangements in the TTIP currently being negotiated between the US and the EU. Read more…

Children and EDCs: Génon K. Jensen to speak at Brussels conference
On 19 – 20 February HEAL’s Executive Director will participate at an event organised by HEAL member Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) to launch their ChildProtect project on EDCs. Read more…

WHO third meeting of the European Environment and Health Task Force (EHTF)

On 10 – 11 December the WHO EHFT met in Brussels to discuss the links of the environment and health process (EHP) beyond Parma and Health 2020 with a particular focus on the relation to sustainable development and the time bound goals to protect children’s health. Read more...

A healthy environment for a good quality of life: Green 10 EP Manifesto

The Green10 of which HEAL is a member has prepared its top ten demands for the 2014 European Parliament elections which take place from 22 -25 May next year. Read more...

HEAL to co-host health and environment film screenings and debates

From 4 to 11 February 2014, HEAL is co-hosting a Health and Environment documentaries programme and debate as part of the 31st International Environmental Film Festival in Paris. Expert panels will feature film directors, relevant scientific experts and those affected by the themes highlighted in the selected films. Read more...

First-ever textbook on children’s environmental health

Philip J. Landrigan and Ruth A. Etzel, two leading U.S. paediatricians compiled and edited this landmark textbook. HEAL contributed to this effort with a chapter focusing on public policy on children’s environmental health in Europe. Read more…

Symposium of the environmental health economics network

In October, HEALer Anne Stauffer took part in the second symposium and advisory group meeting on environmental health and economics in Bonn, Germany, organised by the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health (ECEH). Read more…

New joint publication on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs): Environmental factors one of the main causes of preventable deaths

A new publication on NCDs and Environmental Determinants was recently released by civil society groups in cooperation with UNEP. It aims to provide the latest knowledge from some of the leading experts and organisations from four perspectives – the health sector, women’s organisations, developing countries and trade unions. Read more…

HEAL celebrates its 10th anniversary

On 25 September, HEAL celebrated 10 years of vibrant existence with a special evening reception at the European Parliament. Read more…

Potočnik outlines his health priorities to HEAL

HEAL had the pleasure of welcoming the EU Commissioner for Environment Janez Potočnik to give the closing speech of its Annual General Assembly on 26 September. Read more…

HEAL’s Environmental health champions launched

As part of HEAL’s 10th anniversary, an online photo diary of environmental health champions has been launched. This diary presents the individuals who have made a difference in securing more protective environmental health policies in the EU and beyond over the past 10 years. Read more…

HEAL publishes 2012 Annual Review

HEAL’s Annual Review 2012 highlights our accomplishments and collaborations over the past year in our different policy areas - environment and health, climate and energy, chemicals, pesticides and air quality. Read more…

Better health through a healthier environment – celebrating 10 years of HEAL

Since its founding in 2003, HEAL has brought the unique voice of the health and environment community into the decision-making process in Europe and beyond. Join us on 25 September to hear about new horizons for better health and environment-friendly lives. Read more…

Priority given to health in 7th EU Environmental Action Programme

HEAL commends both the Irish EU presidency and the EU- Parliament on the recent agreement to give priority to health in the new Programme, strengthening health prevention measures on hazardous chemicals and air quality. Read more…

Opportunities for health prevention through Croatia’s EU membership

HEAL welcomes Croatia as the 28th member of the EU. Their membership offers many opportunities to increase the health and well-being of Croatian citizens through environmental measures. Read more…

Network on environmental health economics launched

Health economic evidence is not used to its full potential in decisions on environment and health in Europe. This is why the World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for Europe has initiated the Environmental Health Economics Network (EHEN). Read more…

EEA report outlines environmental risks for people’s health

The European Environmental Agency’s assessment underlines how EU environmental policies contributed to better health but also warns that work still needs to be done to address pollutants and new environmental health risks, and environmental health inequalities. Read more...

HEALer Julia Huscher participated at this conference in Poland to provide an overview on the effects of emissions from coal power plants on children’s health. Read more…

Road traffic noise increases risk of diabetes

The body of evidence on health impacts of noise is growing. After links to heart disease and children’s impaired learning, a new Danish study shows how noise may be associated with an increased risk of diabetes, a health challenge for the whole of Europe. Read more...

HEAL welcomes MEP vote for better health protection in the 7th EAP

HEAL welcomes the prominence given to improving health in the 7th EU Environment Action Programme including a focus to reduce asthma and allergies related to indoor air pollutants and reducing exposure to harmful chemicals such as endocrine disrupting chemicals. Read more…

European Environment and Health Ministers agree to accelerate Europe’s work to minimise environmental health hazards

The fourth meeting of the European Environment and Health Ministerial Board in Belgrade concluded that urgent action is needed in Europe to tackle environmental health hazards including air pollution, asbestos, mercury, unsafe water and poor sanitation. Read more…

Late Lessons from Early Warnings: A Retrospective Look At Learning about Precaution

HEAL was pleased to co-host the first in a series of Partnership Calls by the US Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) focusing on recent EEA findings on Late Lessons from Early Warnings. Discussions started with how to learn from historical cases of environment and health disasters, followed by addressed case studies on hazardous chemicals. Read more…

Winner of HEAL´s health and environment film prize recognised at international film festivals

Ed Brown’s documentary film ‘Unacceptable Levels’ has been accepted into 17 international film festivals thanks to the success of winning the first ever film prize on health and environment at the 30th International Environmental Film Festival earlier this year. Read more…

Late lessons from early warnings: A retrospective look at learning about precaution

On 16 April HEAL is co-hosting the first in a series of CHE Partnership Calls which will focus on Late Lessons from Early Warnings: A retrospective look at learning about precaution. Issues for discussion include precautionary action, coping with multi-causal hazards and taking public health decisions under conditions of uncertainty. Read more...

Protecting health, improving well-being in the 7th EAP

With discussions on the 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP) currently taking place in the EP and Environment Council, HEAL ‘s position paper spells out why it is important to strengthen the health and environment dimension of the 7th EAP. Read more...

HEAL’s latest report kicks off coal and health campaign in Europe

‘The Unpaid Health Bill: How coal power plants make us sick’ marks the beginning of a coal and health campaign in which HEAL will work closely with medical, health and climate advocacy groups, especially in countries where coal is a particular threat to health. Read more...

New WHO report reveals unequal improvements in health in Europe

While the overall level of health across the WHO European Region has clearly improved, European health statistics show inequities within and between countries, according to a new WHO report. The report also points to the role that environmental factors play in disease. Read more...

How is coal pollution making us sick?

The health costs of coal-fired power stations add a financial burden to the European population of up to €42.8 billion a year. This is the conclusion of a new HEAL report entitled ‘The unpaid health bill: How coal power plants make us sick’, which provides the first-ever economic assessment of the health costs associated with air pollution from coal power plants in Europe. Read more...

7th EAP kick-off debate in the European Parliament

Discussions on the EU’s environmental priorities until 2020 have started in the European Parliament and among Member States. EP rapporteur Gaston Franco and MEPs recently presented their views in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee. Better implementation and increased communication to citizens were two key issues that emerged during the discussion. Read more...

Winner of ’Health and Environment Film Prize’ announced

Ed Brown won the first-ever health and environment film prize for his documentary film “Unacceptable levels’’ at the 30th International Environmental Film Festival (FIFE). The prize was established by a partnership between FIFE, the festival organisers and HEAL. Read more...

HEAL announces entries for ’’Health and Environment Film Prize’’

HEAL will be awarding a prize for the best health and environment documentary at the 30th International Environmental Film Festival taking place from 19-26 February in Paris. The winner will be awarded with the HEAL/FIFE trophy and receive 5,000 Euros at a ceremony on 26 February. Read more...

Health groups disappointment on EP noise vote

The majority of MEPs regrettably put the interest of noisy car makers ahead of their constituencies’ health, despite solid evidence on how current noise levels in Europe harm our health. Health groups including HEAL and EPHA and sustainable transport group Transport and Environment (T&E) all expressed their disappointment. Read more...

Second EEA ’Late Lessons’ report draws on environmental health concerns

HEAL welcomes an important report published by the European Environmental Agency (EEA) which highlights how action on early warning signs may be justified – and even act as a driver for innovation. Read more...

HEAL’s reaction to proposal for 7th EU Environment Action Programme (7th EAP)

While HEAL welcomes that health concerns feature in the EU Commission proposal to guide EU environmental policy up to 2020, actions put forward to reduce exposure to air and noise pollution or hazardous chemicals are too superficial to bring down rates of chronic disease from environmental pollution and the associated economic health costs. Read more…

HEAL’s 2012 Annual General Assembly a success!

HEAL members elected a new HEAL President and Executive Committee at the Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Brussels on 13-14 September. They also adopted a work programme, agreed the accounts, welcomed new members, and discovered about two new tools to help bring science to policy makers in workshops on air quality and chronic diseases Learn more...

NGOs highlight benefits of stringent noise standards

HEAL, T&E, EEB together with Eurocities, the network of major European cities - have called on EU Member States to reject attempts to further weaken the proposal on new EU vehicle noise limits. Ahead of a Competitiveness Council working group meeting, the joint letter highlighted the benefits to public health and national budgets of stringent noise standards. Learn more ...

Achievements for better health through a healthy environment (HEAL Annual review 2011)

Discover HEAL’s latest annual review – fresh of the press! While 2011 has kept EU leaders busy with the financial crisis and setting the EU back on an economic recovery path, there was evidence of a growing recognition among politicians that changes in environment policy can create better health. The 2011 HEAL Annual review showcases examples of environmental health prevention achievements in our policy areas chemicals, pesticides/biocides, air quality, climate change and others. Learn more …

Listen to your doctor: setting strict vehicle noise standards for better health

Recent studies stress the costs to society and our economy from road noise. The British Medical Association (BMA) has just urged that health be prioritized in transport planning and policy decisions. BMA’s concerns tie into a recent study from Denmark on increased heart attack risks because of road traffic noise. As MEPs are about to vote on reducing vehicle noise HEAL hopes they will listen to the voices from the health and medical community for stricter standards. Learn more …

Croatia: Environmental health prevention opportunities through EU accession

Croatia’s upcoming EU membership provides for many benefits for people’s health through better environmental protection. Yet the country will have to make greater efforts at better implementation of the EU environmental laws and inclusion of civil society. These are conclusions from a recent conference on environment &health in Zagreb, in which HEAL participated as a partner in a Croatian capacity building project. Learn more …

Better policy uptake of scientific results

One hundred participants from national health and environmental ministries and agencies, researchers, NGOs and policy-makers came together for the final conference of the ERA-ENVHEALTH network in Paris. The conference discussed future research priorities on health effects of environmental pollution and how scientists can foster better uptake of research in policy discussions. HEAL gave a keynote presentation. Learn more …

EU Commission off their game

Halfway through its term in office, the European Commission is falling behind to create sustainable long-term prosperity in Europe. Green 10, a platform of environmental organizations active at EU level, of which HEAL is a member, launched their assessment of the Commission’s environmental (health) performance since 2010. Learn more…

ENVI vote on EU Public Health Financing

Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted their position on the proposal for EU financing for public health activities 2014 onwards. In their position on the Health for Growth Programme MEPs stress that environmental factors need to be considered in disease prevention. Learn more…

Health conclusions from ‘The Future We Want’ Rio+20 outcome document

Civil society groups from all over the world voiced disappointment on the outcomes of the UN conference on sustainable development. While the document “The Future We want” lacks concrete objectives and timelines, HEAL is nevertheless pleased to see that health has gained a more prominent role in the lead up to Rio. Learn more…

Special WHO meeting on the implementation of children’s environmental health commitments

In 2010, health and environment ministers from the 53 countries of the WHO European region committed to measures to protect especially children’s health from environmental threats in the Parma Declaration and Commitment to Act. This includes for the first time-bound goals. Ministry representatives and stakeholders met recently to discuss progress on the implementation regarding the definition of indicators to measure progress. Learn more…

Health and Environment Priorities of the Cypriotic EU Presidency

On 1st July, the Republic of Cyprus took over the Presidency of the EU and presented their environmental and health priorities. HEAL hopes the next 6 months will provide for many opportunities to show why environmental prevention measures are good for both health and the economy. Learn more…

HEAL welcomes Environment Ministers’ inclusion of “health protection” in 7th EAP

The Health and Environment Alliance strongly supports the EU Environment ministers’ call for environmental policy measures, which will help prevent rising rates of chronic disease, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, in the 7th Environmental Action Programme. The conclusions urge the Commission to address health and environment in the forthcoming 7th EAP proposal “to ensure the continuation and enhancement of policies to protect human health and the environment.” Learn more …

Rio+20: Reinforcing the link between environment & health

World leaders and NGOs come together this week in Rio de Janeiro for the UN conference on sustainable development. In the run up to Rio+20, health benefits of sustainability and de-carbonisation have gained increased prominence. HEAL hopes that the health economic arguments will be a driver for a good outcome. Learn more…

7th EAP: Will environment ministers deliver on E&H protection?

Deliberations on the 7th EU Environment Action Programme are intensifying. On 11 June, EU environment ministers will adopt their recommendations for the new programme. HEAL is pleased to see that both within the European Parliament and among Environment Ministers there is support for health&environment concerns. Yet this commitment needs to translate into concrete targets and actions, as well as adequate financing. Learn more...

Countdown to Rio+20

With less than 100 days to go to the UN conference on sustainable development, Rio+20, from 20-22 June, preparations among global leaders and civil society are intensifying. Many health groups and the World Health Organization, are working towards Rio+20, aiming to recognize health as the fourth pillar in sustainability. Learn more…

EU consults on tackling chronic diseases

The European Commission has started a long-awaited consultation with citizens, patients and health professionals on further EU actions on chronic diseases. Chronic diseases, such as cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases or diabetes, account for the majority of illness and deaths in Europe. HEAL thinks that a strong environmental protection agenda is key for chronic disease prevention. Learn more…


Previous Actions taken

EU public consultation on access to environmental justice – Deadline 23 September 2013

Join the debate
We have an active and growing mailing group on opportunities for environmental prevention of cancer. Sign up by contacting us.
Read HEAL’s study on the EU Environment and Health Action Plan (EHAP): Assessment and Outlook for future action commissioned at the request of the Belgian Federal Minister in charge of Environment.

Public consultation on the Green Paper ´A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies
The Green Paper published on 27 March by the EC launches a public consultation - Deadline 2 July 2013

European Citizen´s Initiative "30kmh – making streets liveable!"
European citizens are calling on the EU to introduce 30kmh as the standard speed limits for villages, towns and cities with local authorities being able to decide on exemptions. The initiative aims to receive 1 million European signatures by November. More information here.

Rights to water campaign: Water and sanitation are a human right!
Citizens are inviting the EC to propose legislation implementing the human right to water and sanitation as recognised by the UN, and promoting the provision of water and sanitation as essential public services for all. More information and to sign the petition here

Clean transport, urban transport in the EU: how do we get there?

Express your opinion on how best to contribute with targeted EU-level action to high-quality and sustainable urban transport and mobility for all users in the 27 EU Member States. The deadline for submissions of the public consultation is set for 17 December 2012. Act now!

Bringing Rio home

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio +20 which took place in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro may be over but the work for a sustainable future goes on. The success of Rio+20 depends on the continuing engagement of citizens organisations and other stakeholders to push for the implementation of the political decisions taken at the historic UN Conference. Submit your ideas by filling in the public consultation. The deadline is 15 January 2013. Act now!

Have your say on the future of EU noise policies as a citizen, organisation or public authority

The EU Commission is consulting on future measures to reduce noise exposure, a key issue for public health protection. Citizens, experts and practitioners in public authorities, trade unions, NGOs, health experts and others are invited to comment on the effectiveness of the EU Environmental Noise Directive (END) and the future of EU noise policies. Comments are sought on potential measures such as setting EU-wide noise limits or trigger values and noise labels for road vehicles and houses. The consultation is part of the follow-up to a first implementation report on the END from June 2011. The deadline to submit views is 25 October 2012. Act now!

EEA seeks five new members of its Scientific Committee

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is looking for scientists interested in becoming members of its Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee supports the EEA by providing independent opinions on the Agency’s work programmes, recruitment of scientific staff, and scientific questions from the Management Board or Executive Director. Expressions of interest must be submitted online by 12.00 CET on 12 September 2012. Learn more about eligibility and apply here – Act now!

Have your say on the future of EU noise policies

The EU Commission is consulting on future measures to reduce noise exposure, a key issue for public health protection. Citizens, experts and practitioners in public authorities, trade unions, NGOs, health experts and others are invited to comment on the effectiveness of the EU Environmental Noise Directive (END) and the future of EU noise policies. Potential measures that participants are invited to comment on include setting EU-wide noise limits or trigger values, and noise labels for road vehicles and houses. The consultation is part of the follow-up to an implementation report on the END from 2011. The deadline to submit views is 25 September 2012 - Act now!

Stop fracking in Europe before the damage is done!

The European Commission is taking a “wait-and-see” approach on the use of hydraulic fracking and shale gas, which will allow the shale gas industry to continue exploring and to start extracting shale gas. Tell the European Commission that you don’t want this extreme source of high-carbon energy, shale gas, to be developed in the EU. Fill out and/or edit the letter as you wish. It will be sent directly to the responsible EU commissioners. Act now!

Ensure consultation on future EU environment programme includes heath as a priority

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather views on the 7th Environmental Action Programme (7th EAP), which will set out priority objectives for EU environmental policy to be pursued up until 2020. Review the consultation and give your input by June 1. Take action…

Submit opinions on nanosilver & antimicrobial resistance + nanomaterials in medical devices

The EU Scientific Committees are calling for information (publications, references) for an opinion they will make on nanosilver & antimicrobial resistance. Take action...

About HEAL

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