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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.

HEAL Poland report on the impact of climate change on health

HEAl's office in Poland, together with the Polish Climate Coalition has published a report on 'The impact of climate change on health in Poland' - now the Executive Summary is available in English
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Health groups call for greater EU leadership in tackling climate change

New research published in The Lancet medical journal today shows that emissions, climate change and rising temperatures are already exposing people everywhere to an unacceptably high health risk. The independent, interdisciplinary research collaboration Lancet Countdown identified that last year globally, 157 million more vulnerable people were subjected to a heatwave than in 2000.
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Spotlight on climate change and health

During COP24, several events will shed light on the health impacts of climate change, the…

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Green NGOs welcome environmental commitments in Brexit deal

After almost two years of negotiations, an agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the EU,…

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Health groups call for greater EU leadership in tackling climate change

New research published in The Lancet medical journal today shows that emissions, climate change and rising temperatures are already exposing people everywhere to an unacceptably high health risk. The independent, interdisciplinary research collaboration Lancet Countdown identified that last year globally, 157 million more vulnerable people were subjected to a heatwave than in 2000.
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Green NGOs welcome environmental commitments in Brexit deal

After almost two years of negotiations, an agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the EU,…

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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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