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Health groups call for greater EU leadership in tackling climate change

New research published in The Lancet medical journal today shows that emissions, climate change and rising temperatures are already exposing people everywhere to an unacceptably high health risk.
4-Dec-2018 8:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Will Business Secrecy Keep Defeating the Public’s Right to Know on Food Safety?

In 2017, more than one million Europeans asked the European Commission to ban glyphosate and to ensure the publication of all industry-funded studies used to back up regulatory decisions on pesticides.
26-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Endocrine Disruptors – Put Exposure Reduction at the Centre of EU Action Now, Urge Health Groups

As the European Commission’s consultation on a roadmap for a framework on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) comes to a close, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) urges the European Commission to ensure that meaningful reduction of...
25-Jul-2018 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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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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