Environment & health

Many diseases can be reduced by a cleaner, healthier environment
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Many diseases and conditions are linked to contaminants in our environments. The science on the health impacts of environmental pollution is growing. This environmental burden of disease could be prevented or limited by stronger policy action.


News on our policy work

CETA is an unhealthy deal: lessons to be learnt for future EU trade policy
The European Parliament in the presence of Canadian Prime Minister has rubber-stamped the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. Read more…

HEAL supports letter on environmental taxes to drive a sustainable EU budget
The EU budget in its current form is not a driver of sustainable development – neither in terms of how revenues are raised, nor how they are spent. HEAL joins policy makers, academics, businesses and civil society to call for innovative budget reform post-2020. Read more…


Take Action!

- #StopGlyphosate ECI. Protect our health, sign our petition today!

- Help us spread the word about fossil fuels subsidies and get involved in ‘Choose Health, End Fossil Fuel Subsidies’.

- SumOfUs petition to reject Commission proposal on EDCs criteria. Petition is also available in French, Spanish, and in German.

- Become a supporter of the EDC-Free Europe coalition!

- Nominate and vote on your subsidy in the European Fossil Fuel Subsidies Awards


Publications

- Joint publication: The Unhealthy Side Effects of CETA

- Open letter to Members of REACH Committee on D4D5, phthalates, and nanoforms

- Letter to the EP Environment Committee - EDCs: One more way CETA endangers public health and the environment

- HEAL’s Healthy Energy Position Paper

- EPHA leaflet ’The Unhealthy Side Effects of CETA (Contribution by HEAL and CIEL)

- HEAL Activity Report 2015

- HEAL supports urgent call for signatories: Health for 55% of the world’s population

- Healthy Energy Initiative showcases HEAL’s work

- Europe’s Dark Cloud : How coal-burning countries are making their neighbours sick (Joint report by HEAL, CAN E, WWF Europe and Sandbag)

- A briefing on fossil fuel subsidies and health (English - Turkish) and a Q&A overview on fossil fuel subsidies and their consequences on climate and health (English - Turkish)

- The Unpaid Health Bill - How coal power plants in the Western Balkans make us sick

- Youtube video: Health professionals in action for Healthy Energy and Climate, 4 December 2015

- Why health concerns should prompt an ambitious Paris package, Outreach magazine, 7 December 2015

- HEAL in GCHA Report as member organisation: Health and Climate at COP21 and beyond

- Better Regulation Watchdog: Open letter in response to proposal for EU wide ‘regulatory burden’ target

- Let’s HEAL the environment, HEAL contribution to ABCF newsletter

- Coal Atlas by Heinrich Boll Stiftung and Friends of the Earth International includes HEAL figures

- Healthy Energy Initiative - Health Impacts of Energy Choices - A Briefing Paper for the Health Community

- Healthy Energy Initiative - From Extraction to Renewal: A Global Campaign for Healthy Energy

- HEAL leaflet in Turkish
- HEAL leaflet updated in German and Polish
- HEAL in Poland website www.healpolska.pl
- HEAL Annual Review 2013


Events

March

- 1-2 March, Brussels, Belgium: European Parliament Plenary

- 13-16 March, Strasbourg, France: European Parliament Plenary

April

- 3-6 April, Strasbourg, France: European Parliament Plenary

- 7 April: World Health Day

- 26-27 April, Brussels, Belgium: European Parliament Plenary

- 28 April: World Day for Safety and Health at Work


Learn more about HEAL’s views and policy work on Environment and Health

About HEAL

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union (EU). We demonstrate how policy changes can help protect health and enhance people’s quality of life. Read more »

Members

HEAL has over 70 member organisations, representing health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, doctors, nurses, cancer and asthma groups, citizens, women’s groups, youth groups, environmental NGOs, scientists and public health institutes. Members include international and Europe-wide organisations, as well as national and local groups. Read more »

Contact us

Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)
28 Boulevard Charlemagne
B1000 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 2 234 3640
Fax: +32 2 234 3649
E-mail: info@env-health.org
Press: Diana Smith

Direct telephone numbers: HEAL team page.

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