Health groups call on the leaders of the Western Balkan countries to harmonize national air quality standards with the World Health Organization Global air quality guidelines. Health experts should be actively involved in these decision-making processes to ensure the timely integration of public health measures into environmental policies. Compliance with WHO recommendations brings multiple benefits – reduced incidence of chronic diseases and premature deaths, reduced overall health costs and, most importantly, better health and higher productivity of people.
The negative impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on health is no longer questionable. This online seminar, taking place 29th April (11:00 – 12:00 CET) and which is co-organised by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Mutualités Libres and the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM), will explore the actions which are being taken at international and European level to reduce exposure to these chemicals. As insurers and care providers, mutuals are deeply committed to act against health-harming EDCs. The event will showcase some best practices from the sector.
Click here to read the full programme.
Additional resources to complement the discussion include:
- Visit the new AIM Declaration: “Limiting exposure to EDCs, a responsibility for all”
- To learn more about the results from a survey published by Mutualités Libres that revealed nearly half of Belgian citizens have little knowledge of what endocrine disruptors are, click here. You can also download their position paper on EDCs, published last year.
- To download the easy-to-use infographic with 10 tips on how to avoid EDCs in and around your home, made available by HEAL and Mutualités Libres in English, French and Dutch, click here.
- To find out more about HEAL’s work to minimize exposure to toxic chemicals, visit our website and sign up to our newsletter.