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Independent data highlights air pollution crisis in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • 25th June 2019
Dust pollution in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been twice the legal limit on two thirds of monitored days in 2018 and caused over one hundred premature deaths in adults during the year, according to independent new data published today in the report 'Lifting the Smog' by CEE Bankwatch Network, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the Center for Ecology and Energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Webinar – Lessons learned from the approval of chlorpyrifos

  • 5th June 2019
HEAL is delighted to invite you to a new series of webinars dedicated to the health and environmental impacts of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used across Europe and of which residues are regularly found in our food. Join us for the third and final edition in this exciting new series on Wednesday 12 June, 17:00 - 18:00 CET.

How the chemicals in food contact materials are putting our health at risk

  • 23rd May 2019
Nobody should ever have to worry about toxic substances making their way into our food. Yet, if you ask around, most consumers have no idea about the composition of the packaging wrapping their food and drinks, and how this might affect them. Current loopholes in the European legislation on food contact materials have as a result that its objective to provide a high level of protection for health is not fulfilled.

A HEAL tribute to Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

  • 22nd May 2019
On 30th January 2019, the European environmental health community lost one of its inspiring pioneers, when Jean-Pierre Bourguignon passed away. Today the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) would like to pay tribute and express our gratitude to this forward-looking paediatrician and endocrinologist.

HEAL Webinar-Reihe ‘Vorfahrt für Gesundheit’

  • 2nd May 2019
Die kostenlosen monatlichen Webinare mit profilierten Expertinnen und Experten richten sich an MedizinerInnen und Studierende, GesundheitsexpertInnen, Asthma-PatientInnen und andere Betroffene, politische EntscheiderInnen sowie interessierte Einzelpersonen. Vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen Diskussionen in Deutschland um die Gesundheitsauswirkungen von Luftverschmutzung und die verkehrspolitischen Maßnahmen in Städten sollen die Webinare einen Einstieg in Aspekte wie Rad- und Fußverkehr, Stadtplanung aber auch Maßnahmen auf kommunaler und nationaler Ebene wie die nationale Plattform Mobilität geben. Außerdem werden aktuelle Aktivitäten des Gesundheitssektors zum Thema Verkehr vorgestellt.