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Bengaluru Schoolchildren Breathing Polluted Air: Report

Up to two million schoolchildren (20 lakhs) in Bengaluru, India are potentially exposed to dangerous air pollution during their school day, risking asthma, allergic rhinitis and other chronic health impacts, according to a report released today by Healthy Air Coalition, Bengaluru. 
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Environment Ministers have to show commitment to EU action on air quality in 2020

In the upcoming Council Conclusions on Air Quality, we call on Environment Ministers to: Reflect the urgency to act on air pollution for health protection: the positive effects of this Green Deal need to be breathable by the end of the current EU Commission’ mandate. Translate the urgency into action by paving the way forward: the EU Green Deal ambition needs to take the shape of clear steps for clean air in 2020, with a view to aligning the EU air standards with the WHO guidelines.
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HEAL welcomes the 10 commitments from Frans Timmermans, Virginijus Sinkevičius and Stella Kyriakides to act for a healthy planet for healthy people

After European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen had unveiled who will join her team during her administration, the newly-elected members of the European Parliament had a chance to test these confirmed nominees during committee hearings. So how did the European Green Deal Executive Vice-President designate, the Environment and Oceans Commissioner-designate and the Health Commissioner-designate perform and what did they commit to as a team?
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10 ways to protect our health and the environment

Preventing environmental pollution can save lives. There is clear scientific evidence on how environmental, chemical and air pollution as well as climate change threaten and impact our health. Europe has a real opportunity to protect and improve Europeans’ health and prevent major chronic health epidemics - here are ten ways how.
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HEAL Webinar-Reihe ‘Vorfahrt für Gesundheit’

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.
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