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Doctors and Patient Groups Launch Unmask My City Initiative to Clean Up Sofia’s Air

A coalition of nine doctor and health organisations has today joined the global Unmask My City initiative, calling for greater urgency in achieving clean air in Sofia. The Bulgarian capital is one of the most polluted cities in the whole European...
30-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

EU Commission Refers 6 Countries to EU Court for Failure to Keep EU Air Quality Standards

European Commissioner Vella has referred 6 out of 9 countries to the European Court of Justice for failure to keep EU air quality standards.
30-May-2018 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Swept Under the Rug: New Report Reveals Toxics in European Carpets Threatening Health, Environment and Circular Economy

Toxic substances linked to a range of adverse health impacts can be present in carpets sold in the European Union (EU), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) warned today following a new study by...
5-Mar-2018 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Toolkit Puts Spotlight on Coal and Health in Three Turkish Cities

Massive investments into new coal power generation are being planned in Turkey, worsening an already poor air quality situation and threatening people’s health.
28-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Reducing Air Pollution From Coal Power Plants in the Western Balkans Would Save Thousands of Lives Annually

Tomorrow, ministers at the 15th ministerial council meeting of the Energy Community in Kosovo will adopt new rules for emission limits for coal power plants in the Western Balkans (as part of the transposition of the EU’s Industrial Emissions...
18-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pollution Causes Nine Million Deaths Per Year Worldwide Reveals New and First of Its Kind Lancet Report

Pollution in the air, water, soil and in the workplace is linked to an estimated nine million deaths each year worldwide – equivalent to one in six (16%) of all deaths, according to a ground-breaking new report in the leading medical journal The...
20-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

World Governments Make Citizens Pay Billions to Destroy Their Own Health

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) has launched the report Hidden Price Tags: How ending fossil fuel subsidies would benefit our health providing the first-ever comparison of fossil fuel subsidies and the costs to health associated with air...
2-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Giant Weedkiller Bottle Torn Down as Europe Debates Future of Glyphosate

Citizens toppled a giant glyphosate bottle at the Schuman roundabout outside the European Commission to symbolise the demand of over 1.3 million people across Europe calling for a ban of the controversial weedkiller.
1-Aug-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Environmental Policy to Prevent Cancer-Causing Pollutants

Primary prevention of cancer - that is, stopping cancer before it starts - is possible through changes in environment policy, such as strengthening regulation on air quality and chemicals, including hormone disrupting chemicals. Malta chose to focus...
6-Feb-2015 4:00 AM EST

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