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HEAL produces new materials on environment and health

HEAL has published new material on environment and health which consolidates our work from the past year, presents our political demands and outlines our position. The position paper and policy demands add to our push to bring the latest science to EU and national politicians, whilst raising awareness of the links between environmental factors and health among the medical and health community and the public.

HEAL position paper Preventing cancer through environmental policy change. Reducing exposure to environmental pollutants before birth and in childhood is particularly important because children’s bodies are more sensitive to damage.

HEAL policy demands Children’s health and the environment. Outlining the environmental health challenges for today’s children and listing required policy measures, including a global ban on mercury, changes in transport policy and deadlines and action plans to reduce chemicals exposure.

Recent HEAL activity on environment and health:
- 3rd Paris Appeal International Congress; Children’s environment and health
- Health community puts environment first in cancer prevention – WHO Asturias Pledge
- Cancer and Environment Week 2010
- Chemical Cocktails; harmful mixtures upset our hormones
- Chemicals Health Monitor
- "Sick of pesticides" campaign raises awareness of the health impacts of pesticides.

Last updated on 6 July 2011

About HEAL

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union (EU). We demonstrate how policy changes can help protect health and enhance people’s quality of life. Read more »


HEAL has over 70 member organisations, representing health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, doctors, nurses, cancer and asthma groups, citizens, women’s groups, youth groups, environmental NGOs, scientists and public health institutes. Members include international and Europe-wide organisations, as well as national and local groups. Read more »

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