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HEAL highlights health impacts of air pollution on Polish breakfast TV

The past months have seen an increase in media attention and public debates on the health impacts of air pollution in Poland. HEAL’s coal and health adviser Łukasz Adamkiewicz spoke about the topic on a popular morning Polish TV show "Question for Breakfast".

Łukasz was invited to join Jacek Gdański, Deputy Director of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management to speak about air pollution and health in the context of ongoing national government campaigns to tackle low stack emissions in Poland. The discussion focused on the main health risks associated with air pollution and referred to ongoing activities of the National Fund, aimed to raise awareness on the issue of air quality improvement in Poland.

Air pollution in Poland as in other countries comes from many sources. Not only do domestic, that is low stack air emissions have to be considered for Poland, but also but also emissions from the energy sector. Despite some improvements and decreases in emissions compared to 1989, pollution from coal-fired power plants remains a big problem, contributing to the deterioration of air quality in Poland. This pollution causes numerous diseases and generates outrageous health costs for the whole Polish population.

The video from the program is available here.

More information available on the HEAL in Poland website

Originally posted on 13 July 2015

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