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Many chronic and acute diseases – such as cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, diabetes and obesity and also mental illnesses – are caused by or worsened by pollution in our present and past environments.

HEAL works with Global organisations like WHO and UNEP, European institutions and organisations as well as national decision-makers and partners to prevent this environmental burden of disease by stronger policy action.

Save the date: HEAL and Belgian Independent Health Insurance Funds symposium on endocrine disruptors

Register today to take part in the online symposium ‘Endocrine Disruptors: reduce the impact on our health’, organised by the Belgian Mutualités Libres on 19 November 2020.
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Medical advice to EU leaders: prevention comes before cure

The EU’s recovery package is the not-to-be-missed opportunity to lead us to a healthier future and should not extend a lifeline to the pollution that is making us sick, writes HEAL President Peter van den Hazel in EURACTIV.
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Joint Green 10 letter: Guaranteeing a Green Recovery across Europe in Next Generation EU

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51 platforms of civil society organisations write to Presidents of the European Institutions on Europe’s recovery plan and civil society

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Call for zero pollution and EU Green Deal conditionality to drive EU’s Healthy Recovery during the German EU Presidency

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Climate change puts pregnant women at greater risk: new infographic by FIGO, UCSF and HEAL

The health impacts of global climate change on maternal and child health can no longer be ignored. To illustrate the problem and the solutions at hand, HEAL partnered with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to launch an easy-to-use infographic for health advocates and policy-makers.
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Lifting Europe’s Dark Cloud

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Europe’s Dark Cloud

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Unpaid Health Bill – how coal power plants make us sick

In March 2013, HEAL launched the first ‘Unpaid Health Bill – How coal power plants…

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