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Policy Workshop: EU Year of Air – how can we reduce air pollution to improve health?

HEAL is pleased to invite you to the policy workshop: “EU Year of Air – how can we reduce air pollution to improve health?” on 13 September 2012.

While there have been some improvements in air quality in Europe, air pollution continues to be a massive public health problem, which is responsible for nearly half a million deaths each year in the European Union alone. It is of concern not only to political decision-makers and environmental groups, but also to researchers and the health and medical community.

The workshop will bring together all these groups for an exchange on the latest evidence on health effects of air pollution, on what is being planned for the EU Year of Air 2013 and on how groups can become involved in EU policy decisions for cleaner air.

During the workshop, we will also address the air quality situation in Brussels and just outside HEAL’s offices with an air quality measuring.

Keynote speakers include Bert Brunekreef, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS); John van Aardenne, European Environment Agency (EEA); Scott Brockett, DG Environment, European Commission; Arne Fellermann, BUND Germany, Simon Birkett, Clean Air in London and Roberta Savli, European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations (EFA).

The workshop is organised by HEAL in close collaboration with the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations (EFA).

Registration is closed

Below, you can find the invitation and a detailed programme of the event.

Last updated on 12 September 2012

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