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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.

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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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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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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