HEAL’s vision is a world in which today’s and future generations can benefit from a clean environment to enjoy long and healthy lives.
A world that is free of health-harming chemicals, where the air we breathe and food we eat are health promoting; and a future in which we have transitioned to a toxic free, de-carbonised, climate resilient and sustainable economy and way of life.
We integrate health prevention into environment policy, urban planning and sustainable development by informing and empowering people and policy makers about the benefits to health of reducing environmental pollution.
Our work is guided by the principles: #PREVENT #UNITE #COMMUNICATE.
We work to ensure that health evidence and health voices are heard by politicians and policy makers in Europe and beyond. The aim is to protect those most harmed by pollution, such as the fetus, children, pregnant women and the elderly, and those with existing health problems or living in especially exposed environments.
We have strong relationships with our European members and we partner with organisations around the world to raise awareness and share evidence, change laws, and defend and improve people’s health and wellbeing.
We help shape laws on chemicals, pesticides, air quality, climate change and energy by sharing real life stories on the health harm of pollution, and making the economic case for environments that promote health.
We focus particularly on building knowledge about the opportunities for reducing cancer, lung and heart disease, allergies and asthma, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, autism and ADHD, genital birth defects, premature puberty and infertility.