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HEAL’s office in Poland opened in 2014, and focuses on health, energy and air quality. Air quality in Poland is one of the worst in the EU, and coal is the dominant source of electricity generation.

We raise awareness amongst health actors, society and decision makers through meetings, events, publications, letters and media work. We also actively engage in the Unmask My City and Europe Beyond Coal campaigns in Poland, to drive down lung and heart disease and health impacts on children in Poland.

Polish website: healpolska.pl

Contact person:
Weronika Michalak, weronika@env-health.org, +48 782 466 881

Press release: EU action on Western Balkans’ chronic coal pollution is a unique opportunity to improve health and productivity

Sixteen outdated coal power plants in the Western Balkans are a public health and economic liability for the whole of Europe, with people in the EU bearing the majority of the health impacts and costs, according to a new report by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Sandbag, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, CEE Bankwatch Network and Europe Beyond Coal. The European Union (EU) needs to use all of the tools available to improve health, prolong lives, save health costs and increase productivity both in the EU and in the Western Balkan region.
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Indoor air quality test in primary schools of six European capitals – take part!

Calling London Primary Schools Is the air in London's class rooms clean? The health impacts…

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Lignite coal – health effects and recommendations from the health sector

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New HEAL infographic on climate change and health

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HEAL Poland report on the impact of climate change on health

HEAl's office in Poland, together with the Polish Climate Coalition has published a report on 'The impact of climate change on health in Poland' - now the Executive Summary is available in English
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