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According to the WHO, indoor and outdoor air pollution is the single largest environmental health risk, causing numerable 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.

Addressing air pollution in cities can greatly lessen disease burden and health costs

HEAL and its member Belgian Independent Health Insurance Funds (Mutualités Libres) organised an event under the auspices of the Belgian EU Presidency, on pathways for achieving clean air in cities. he conference took place on the eve of the European Parliament plenary vote on updated clean air standards and brought together over 300 participants. Decision-makers, scientists, NGOs and stakeholders gathered for a lively exchange on how to address air pollution in urban environments, sharing good practices and policy solutions.
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Bilgi Notu: Hava Kirliliginin Saglık Etkileri

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New infographic on the health and climate threat from wood burning

A new infographic entitled “Wood burning: a false solution fuelling the climate crisis and harming…

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Health organisations call on MEPs to support the trilogue deal for cleaner air and better health

Next Monday 11 March, the ENVI committee will be voting on “Ambient air quality and…

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Gemeinsamer Brief an Ministerin Lemke: Unterstützung der Bundesregierung für Gesundheitsschutz in der Novellierung der EULuftqualitätsrichtlinie

Die Deutsche Allianz Klimawandel und Gesundheit e.V. (KLUG) und die Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)…

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