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Worrying rows over future EU chemicals policy

Recent revelations on major disagreements within the European Commission about the development of the European Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability suggest that representatives of the Department General for Internal Market (DG GROW) seek to fundamentally tone down the proposals, under the pretence of economic interests and overruling preventive actions on chemicals and public health.
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Join the 1st International Day for Clean Air for Blue Skies

September 7 will see the first ever day to raise awareness on air pollution worldwide.…

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Bundesregierung torpediert strengere Schadstoffbegrenzung für Kohlekraftwerke

Studie belegt: Tausende Todes- und Krankheitsfälle könnten verhindert werden Um die Interessen von Kohlekonzernen zu…

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Worrying rows over future EU chemicals policy

Recent revelations on major disagreements within the European Commission about the development of the European Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability suggest that representatives of the Department General for Internal Market (DG GROW) seek to fundamentally tone down the proposals, under the pretence of economic interests and overruling preventive actions on chemicals and public health.
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Time to action European promises on endocrine disruptors

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Stepping up Dutch climate action for a healthy future for our children

The swift closing of the 3 additional coal power plants would not only deliver the missing 9 Mt of emission cuts the Netherlands still needs to additionally reduce for the year 2020, they would also deliver very tangible and immediate benefits to health, by reducing health costs of up to 263,273 Euros, and preventing over 25,000 lost working days due to illness annually.  Nearly 1,500 asthma attacks by children would also be prevented. The government has been appealing the Urgenda verdict for 4 years - it should recognise that accepting and executing it will be a blessing. For this week, I am looking to our Parliament and our government to reconfirm a commitment to a swift and urgent coal phase out before 2030 and the pathway to it - for decisive climate and clean air action, and the substantial benefit for our children in the short and long term.
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Climate action for our health and planetary health

by Genon K. Jensen, Executive Director at HEAL We hope that world leaders meeting in…

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Why regulation is the key to protecting today’s and future children from toxic plastic toys

by Genon K. Jensen, Executive Director at HEAL It’s encouraging to see that plastic pollution…

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The climate emergency is a medical one – health sector issues prescription for a healthy energy future

Today, HEAL launches the Prescription for a Healthy Energy Future for Europe, to shine a light on the health benefits the transformation of the energy sector will bring, and bring to the forefront those areas where change is urgently needed. We will eventually include transport and food production as well.
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