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Press contact: Elke Zander elke@env-health.org

Chinese private company wants to build a coal power plant on protected beach in Iskenderun Bay, Turkey

With the 2019 Belt and Road Forum in China starting today, Chinese overseas investments will…

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HEAL Briefing und Kurzinfo zu gesunder Mobilität

Unser neues Briefing ‚Vorfahrt für Gesundheit‘ bietet einen Überblick, welche Auswirkungen der Verkehr in Deutschland auf die Gesundheit der Menschen hat, durch Luftverschmutzung, Lärm und die Befeuerung des Klimawandels.
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NGOs urge immediate action to stop toxic recycling in the EU

Leading European health and environmental organisations are urging governments to withdraw the Stockholm Convention recycling exemptions for persistent organic pollutants used as flame retardant chemicals.
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Spotlight on clean air for health in Bengaluru, India

New health sector led coalition, supported by HEAL, joins global efforts in improving air quality in cities as part of Unmask my City.
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NGOs urge immediate action to stop toxic recycling in the EU

Leading European health and environmental organisations are urging governments to withdraw the Stockholm Convention recycling exemptions for persistent organic pollutants used as flame retardant chemicals.
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EU committee to discuss large number of chemicals that impact the health of thousands of citizens

This week a EU committee will discuss and potentially vote on a large number of…

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Joint open letter: EU air quality laws protect our health – Germany must respect them

Open Letter by health, environmental, transport and legal civil society organisations, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cancer patients
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Grenzwertige Debatte: Der Streit um Stickoxide ist vor allem eins: Symptom für die verschlafene Mobilitätswende

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Billige Kohle kommt der Gesundheit teuer zu stehen

Dass Kohle schlecht fürs Klima ist, wissen die meisten. Weniger bekannt sind die Gesundheitsbelastungen durch die Kohleverstromung. Ein neues Briefing der Health and Environment Alliance beleuchtet die gesundheitlichen Folgen der Braunkohlenutzung und plädiert für einen schnellen Ausstieg.
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Diesel-Hick-Hack wird auf dem Rücken unserer Gesundheit ausgetragen

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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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