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According to WHO, indoor and outdoor air pollution is the largest single environmental health risk, causing numerable non noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, stroke and lung cancer as well as increasing the risk for acute respiratory infections.

HEAL works with Global, European, national and local partners and decision-makers to decrease those preventable diseases and to protect those most vulnerable – pregnant women, children, the elderly and those already ill or poor.

Revamping buildings improves the climate, public health and social equality

If we combine the current quest for energy efficient buildings with an equal quest for better health and more equal societies, we have the chance to limit global warming to 1.5°C. That also means alleviating poverty, improving energy security and creating not only greener but healthier, more equal and enjoyable cities with fewer respiratory and heart diseases, better mental health and happier citizens.
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Toolkit on ‘Communicating on air quality and health’

In spite of the work carried out by the EU institutions, the Member States, many…

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Future of EU financing for environmental health action under threat

Ahead of a debate in the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, HEAL urges Members of the EP to prioritise health in the next EU budget cycle.
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Toolkit on ‘Communicating on air quality and health’

In spite of the work carried out by the EU institutions, the Member States, many…

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