Environment & Health policy update - May & June 2010
On 6th May, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the EU Partnership for Action against Cancer. The MEPs’ vote highlights the need to pay attention to the growing body of science that shows chemical pollution in our environment and work settings contributes to Europe’s high rates of cancer. More information
Meanwhile in the US, environmental factors on cancer risk were also debated with the release of a report by the US President’s Cancer Panel. The panel was particularly concerned to find that the true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated. More information.
At their meeting on 11 June, EU Heads of State and Government adopted the Europe 2020 strategy, the 10 year strategy which is the follow up to the EU Lisbon strategy. Read more....
According to a new Eurobarometer, 46% of Europeans are very concerned about the potential health risks of Electromagnetic fields, and almost 60% believe that national public authorities do not do enough to protect them from the potential health risks of EMF. Read more
HEAL’s ACTION ON ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH
Prior to the European Parliament’s plenary vote on cancer, HEAL and other NGOs sent a letter to all MEPs reiterating our call to consider environmental factors in cancer prevention. Your can read the letter here.
Last updated on 8 June 2011