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This section on health in the EU has been created as a trustworthy gateway to a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European, national and international level. The content is produced by the European Commission, the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), plus EU candidate countries; by international organisations; and by pan-European non-governmental organisations in the area of public health.

New publication: Human Health in Areas with Industrial Contamination    who.int

Disaster preparedness and response Haemophilus influenza (HiB) diseases Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being Vector-borne and parasitic diseases The former Yugoslav Republic of[...]

Waste: the final industrial frontier    europa.eu

Industrial waste can be an asset rather than an economic and environmental cost the key is to find someone who can use it. An EU-funded project has demonstrated that establishing regional networks [...]

Commission takes Spain to Court over waste water treatment presenting a risk to public health    europa.eu

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 26 November 2014 Commission takes Spain to Court over waste water treatment The European Commission is taking Spain to Court over a failure to ensure tha[...]

CSF biomarkers and clinical progression of Parkinson disease    epda.eu.com

Authors found evidence of a link between higher levels of αSyn at baseline and worsening of motor symptoms and cognitive speed over 2 years in PD. Increased αSyn might be a marker of more intense syn[...]

Industrial air pollution has high economic cost    europa.eu

Air pollution from Europe's largest industrial facilities cost society at least €59 billion, and possibly as much as €189 billion in 2012, according to an assessment published today by the European E[...]

Success Stories - How local action can boost Europe's flood resilience    europa.eu

Rail lines swept away by floods in south-west England earlier this year demonstrated that Europe's flood defences need to be strengthened. What is needed are more flood-resilient buildings and infras[...]

Join HEAL for the next International Festival of Environmental Films (FIFE) 2015    env-health.org

The next International Film Festival of Environmental Films (FIFE) will take place from 3rd to 10th February 2015 in Paris. More information about the 2015 FIFE festival coming soon For more informat[...]

Joint position paper on DEHP in PVC plastic    env-health.org

55 European and international civil society organisations have asked the EU Commission to reject authorisation of hazardous DEHP in PVC plastic. Letter to Mr. Jyrki Katainen, EU Commission Vice Presi[...]

Open letter to EC President Juncker: Protecting public health from EDCs    env-health.org

Brussels, 20 November 2014, 19 health and environment organisations, doctors, scientists, and concerned professionals of the EDC-Free Europe campaign, wrote to the President of the European Commissio[...]

Success Stories - Researchers document health impact of noise    europa.eu

Policymakers now have tangible evidence that living, working or studying in a noisy environment is not only annoying... it could also have a serious impact on your health, productivity and learning a[...]

What does the EU mean for the countryside? - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

What does the EU mean for the countryside?[...]

Environmental and social standards - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Environmental and social standards[...]

Health groups express dismay at potential withdrawal of EU Clean Air Policy Package    epha.org

Brussels, 18 November 2014 - Today, public health, patients', and medical organisations sent a letter to EU Commission President Juncker expressing their dismay at any consideration to withdraw the E[...]

Europe's cities still suffering from harmful air pollution    europa.eu

Air pollution in Europe comes with a high price tag, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). While policies have improved air quality overall, air pollution is still the[...]

Tapping into cleaner water    europa.eu

Freshwater is necessary for life, but climate change is adding pressure on this vital resource. The EU-funded PolarClean project has successfully tested new types of materials to remove stubborn poll[...]

Pioneering research to promote sustainable forestry    europa.eu

The demand for wood products and services is increasing worldwide due to economic and climate policy driving forces. It is therefore imperative for experts in forestry research to develop a common fr[...]

From agricultural waste to green energy    europa.eu

By far the most heated debate surrounding biofuels is the use of food crops to produce fuel, as the practice increases the competition for land and drives up the price of food . With a decade of rese[...]

Health groups express dismay at potential withdrawal of EU Clean Air Policy Package    env-health.org

Public health, patients', and medical organisations have sent a letter to EU Commission President Juncker expressing their dismay at any consideration to withdraw the EU Clean Air Policy Package, as [...]

AIM calls on the EU to act on air quality    env-health.org

Mutual Benefit Societies want stronger action on air quality to boost public health. The International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) launched the Bruges Declaration earlier this year,[...]

Nordic countries estimate high costs from chemical exposure    env-health.org

Brussels, 17 November 2014 - A body representing Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden has suggested that up to 40% of the health costs associated with several serious male reproductive probl[...]

HEAL Newsflash - November 2014    env-health.org

HEAL's latest Newsflash features: A New Impetus for Europe: Actions and Priorities for the new EU Commission Several Member States urge EU action on EDCs [...]

A New Impetus for Europe: Actions and Priorities for the new EU Commission    env-health.org

The Green 10 published a briefing for EU Commission President Juncker (right) with five urgent actions to be undertaken in 2015 and 10 priorities for his five year mandate. Briefing available here HE[...]

Fundación Alborada – First training on Environmental Medicine at public hospital    env-health.org

After a long time of trying to introduce Environmental Medicine into the public health system, Fundación Alborada has taken a big step forward. For the first time in Spain a group of physicians and n[...]

EFA – Visual identity online survey    env-health.org

The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations (EFA) would like to have your opinion on its visual identity to assess how allergy and airways diseases are perceived to[...]

AWHHE - Eight Women Strive for Health and Healthy Environment in Armenia    env-health.org

The Armenian Weekly is currently covering special reports about environmental organisations in Armenia, one of which focused on HEAL member Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE). [...]

EPHA – Joint civil society consultation response on Europe 2020 Review    env-health.org

The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and other Brussels based NGOs including Friends of the Earth, the European Women's Lobby, Culture Action Europe and the European Association for the Educati[...]

Upcoming air quality conference in Warsaw    env-health.org

On 4 December, HEAL in Poland will bring together leading health experts, medical institutions and policy-makers to discuss the latest science on air pollution in Poland, and ways to improve the air.[...]

HEAL presents health evidence in the Polish Parliament    env-health.org

On 6 November HEAL in Poland spoke at a conference on health protection and the coal-based development model of Poland, organised under an official patronage of MP Anna Grodzka. The conference initia[...]

Governments urged to speed up ratification process of Minamata Convention    env-health.org

The new UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and toxics Baskut Tuncak, has called on governments to expedite the ratification process of the Minamata Convention, on the eve of a key meeting of the i[...]

Several Member States urge EU action on EDCS    env-health.org

A group of European environment ministers have called on the EU Commission to strengthen its chemical legislation particularly regarding the regulation of EDCs and nanomaterials. Initiated by Denmark[...]

Environmental Stressors in Disease and Implications for Human Health    env-health.org

HEAL participated at the fourth PPTOX conference in Boston on prenatal programming and toxicity, looking at the fetal and early postnatal development origins of health and disease. Known as `PPTOX', [...]

New global WHO guidelines for indoor air quality: inefficiently burning solid fuels damages health and climate    who.int

WHO's new guidelines for indoor air quality on household-fuel combustion, published today, set for the first time emission targets to address the serious health risks from burning fuels. They also op[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 09:10 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 143' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.6Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 10 November 2014 - 15:12 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 207' You may manually download this video in WMV (2.4Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Research Headlines - Next-generation flame retardants to reduce health and environmental risks    europa.eu

Brominated flame-retardants (BFRs) are chemicals containing bromine that are added to materials such as plastics and textiles to make them less flammable. The wide application of flame-retardants, fo[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 6 November 2014 - 10:21 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 112' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.3Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Air quality research suggests major benefits for children    env-health.org

HEAL's Deputy Director shares new research showing that children born to mothers exposed to high levels of PAHs in air pollution during pregnancy are five times more likely to show symptoms that char[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 5 November 2014 - 15:08 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 206' You may manually download this video in WMV (2.3Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 5 November 2014 - 09:09 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 149' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.7Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Head injury, α-synuclein genetic variability and Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

The study finds some evidence that head injury and D4S3481 or rs356165 variants jointly increase the risk of PD but little evidence of interaction.[...]

Occupational exposure to pesticides: The current state of knowledge and the outlook for prevention and protection    europa.eu

Published on: Occupational exposure to pesticides: The current state of knowledge and the outlook for prevention and protection[...]

Unlocking the chemical 'treasure trove' hidden in our forests    europa.eu

Forest-based industries have long been a significant part of the European economy, converting wood into pulp, paper, cardboard, energy and a range of other wood-derived products. However, the side-st[...]

Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goal on food security and sustainable agriculture    epha.org

In light of the ongoing discussions around the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the recently presented proposal document of the UN Open Working Group, EPHA joined an advocacy initia[...]

Green 10 position on TTIP    env-health.org

Originally posted on 28 October 2014 Become a member or an individual supporter The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the enviro[...]

HEAL 2013 Annual Review showcasing the successes and collaborations with members and partners in the different policy areas over the last year    env-health.org

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is pleased to share its 2013 Annual Review showcasing the successes and collaborations with our members and partners in the different policy areas over the [...]

Preparation Environment Council, 28 October 2014    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 October 2014 The first formal Environment Council under the Italian Presidency will be held in Luxembourg on 28 October. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik [...]

Cerebrospinal fluid biochemical studies in patients with Parkinson's: towards a potential search for biomarkers for this disease    epda.eu.com

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has been widely investigated in PD and in other parkinsonian syndromes with the aim of establishing useful biomarkers for an accurate differential diagnosis among these synd[...]

Environment: 12 cities apply for European Green Capital Award 2017    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 October 2014 The deadline for submitting entries to the European Green Capital 2017 competition cycle has expired. The following cities have entered: Bu[...]

Pesticide Exposure: harmonised guidance increases protection for operators, workers, residents and bystanders    europa.eu

Published on: 23 October 2014 Pesticide Exposure: harmonised guidance increases protection for operators, workers, residents and bystanders[...]

HEAL Newsflash - October 2014    env-health.org

HEAL's latest Newsflash features: HEAL AGA votes in Executive Committee and welcomes new member organisations President-elect Juncker urged to make environmental sustainability a priority 37th Meetin[...]

Green10 press statement: Concerns remain over Juncker Commission's commitment to environment    env-health.org

With today's vote by the European Parliament on the new EU Commission, a new political phase begins in the European Union. The Green 10 alliance of leading environmental organisations calls on Presid[...]

ARTAC - Paris Appeal Congress    env-health.org

On the 14 November the Association for Research on Treatment against Cancer (ARTAC) is co-hosting the Fourth Anniversary Congress on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Paris Appeal. HEAL's V[...]

Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in parkinsonian conditions: an update and future directions    epda.eu.com

In this review, several of the most promising cerebrospinal fluid candidate markers will be discussed. Their strengths and limitations will be considered together with future developments in the fiel[...]

Occupational exposure to pesticides: Challenges for research, evaluation and prevention    europa.eu

Published on: 21 October 2014 Occupational exposure to pesticides: Challenges for research, evaluation and prevention[...]

HEAL in Poland in debate on health consequences of a coal-based economy    env-health.org

HEAL spoke about the negative health consequences of burning coal in a debate questioning if it is possible to live a healthy live in a coal-based economy. The basis for the debate organised by the I[...]

EFA - Better food labelling is key to save lives from food allergy reactions in Europe    env-health.org

Ahead of the entry into force of the new EU food information to consumers regulation, the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations (EFA) brought together key represe[...]

Austrian Doctors for the Environment (ISDE Austria): new work on climate and EMF    env-health.org

A team of 240 Austrian scientists has worked for 3 years to produce the first Austrian Assessment Report (AAR). This report follows the concept of the IPCC reports but focuses on climate change in Au[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 20 October 2014 - 19:04 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 165' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.9Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 20 October 2014 - 19:04 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 10' You may manually download this video in WMV (125Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 20 October 2014 - 21:44 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 6'5'' You may manually download this video in WMV (73Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 20 October 2014 - 19:14 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 12' You may manually download this video in WMV (148Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 20 October 2014 - 19:27 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 136' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.6Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Natural England – Report on health equalities and green spaces    env-health.org

Natural England have contributed to a joint report entitled `Natural Solutions to Tackling Health Inequalities' which highlights the evidence of the benefits of green spaces to health and wellbeing o[...]

Statement by Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment, on the outcome of Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP12)    europa.eu

European Commission Brussels, 17 October 2014 Statement The European Commission welcomes the successful outcome of CBD COP12 and in particular the agreement reached on 2020 targets for the mobilisati[...]

Research allows early warning for flash floods    europa.eu

IMPRINTS project allowed the research team to integrate in an Early Warning operational platform developments such as hydrological warnings based on the rainfall anticipated by meteorological models [...]

Environment: Commission takes Romania to Court over toxic tailing pond    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is taking Romania to Court for a failure to comply with EU legislation on mining waste (i.e. waste resulting from t[...]

Environment: Commission takes the Netherlands to court over failure to protect animals used for scientific purposes, asks for fines    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is referring the Netherlands to the European Court of Justice over its failure to enact EU legislation on the prote[...]

Environment: European Commission takes Portugal back to Court for inadequate waste water treatment, asks for fines    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is referring Portugal back to the European Court of Justice for poor implementation of the EU Urban Waste Water Tre[...]

Environment: Commission urges Malta to refrain from finch trapping    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is asking the Maltese government to reconsider its decision to resume traditional finch trapping. This practice is [...]

Environment: European Commission urges Italy to address severe pollution issues at Europe's biggest steel plant    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is taking further steps against Italy in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the ILVA steel plant in Ta[...]

Environment: Commission takes Poland to Court over failings in end-of-life vehicles legislation    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 The European Commission is taking Poland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to properly implement EU legislation on end-of-life vehicle[...]

EU research turning food waste into feed    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture.[...]

Vote for your favourite environmental photo    europa.eu

The European Environment Agency's photography competition 'Environment & Me' has closed. But you can still participate by voting for your favourite pictures.[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 13 October 2014 - 15:06 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 159' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.8Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Uniting the front against forest fires    europa.eu

Forest fires are one of the greatest threats to Europe's woodlands, and their incidence is expected to increase as a result of climate change. Successfully preventing forest fires has become more imp[...]

Innovative paper bottles to help reduce waste    europa.eu

The world's dependence on plastic, a material less than 100 years old, is a growing concern for today's societies. We use almost 20 times more plastic now than in the 1950s, and while recycling is on[...]

Alliance for Cancer Prevention    env-health.org

Formed in 2009, the Alliance is a multi-stakeholder group which includes representatives from; NGOs, environmental and occupational health organisations, trade unions, public health advocates and civ[...]

Israel Union for Environmental Defense    env-health.org

As the leading environmental advocacy organisation in Israel, the Union for Environmental Defense has drafted and promoted much of Israel's environmental legislation. The organisation has had a numbe[...]

Fundación Alborada    env-health.org

The Alborada Foundation focuses on healthcare related to environmental diseases, defense of health rights and protection of the environment. The main purpose is to assist people who are sick through [...]

Phyto victims    env-health.org

Established in 2011, Phyto victims was created to help professional farmers and individuals who are victims of pesticides. The association which includes individuals (or their relatives) who have dev[...]

6. Ruth Echeverria    env-health.org

Organisation: Fundación Alborada (Spain) Ruth is the training coordinator at Fundación Alborada, an organisation in Spain which focuses on healthcare related to environmental diseases, defense of hea[...]

5. Indre Butiene    env-health.org

Organisation: Klapeida University (Lithuania) A lecturer at Klapeida University, a medical doctor (GP, paediatric, pulmonologist and allergist) and a scientist (Chair of ERS Junior Members Committee,[...]

4. Lynn Ladbrook    env-health.org

Organisation: Breast Cancer UK (United Kingdom)[...]

Success Stories - Defining biomarkers to spot bladder cancer    europa.eu

The European FP7 project DeCanbio brought together a consortium of clinicians and researchers in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics to identify and validate biomarkers that hint at a recurring b[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 7 October 2014 - 12:24 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 123' You may manually download this video in WMV (864Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 6 October 2014 - 14:55 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 149' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.8Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 6 October 2014 - 14:31 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 180' You may manually download this video in WMV (2.1Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 6 October 2014 - 17:24 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 7'11'' You may manually download this video in WMV (86Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic r[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 6 October 2014 - 14:31 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 10' You may manually download this video in WMV (128Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 6 October 2014 - 14:42 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 12' You may manually download this video in WMV (153Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Annual Review 2013    env-health.org

HEAL's 2013 Annual Review showcases our successes and collaborations with members and partners in all our different policy areas (environment and health, climate and energy, air quality and chemicals[...]

Reducing noise pollution - success stories    europa.eu

A project in Ireland has won the European Soundscape Award 2014 for its work on acoustic planning and urban sound design. The prize, presented by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on Thursday eve[...]

 EFSA assesses risks from Salmonella in melons and tomatoes    europa.eu

Published on: 2 October 2014  EFSA assesses risks from Salmonella in melons and tomatoes[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 18:01 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 11' You may manually download this video in WMV (135Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 18:12 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 12' You may manually download this video in WMV (145Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 20:55 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 6'54'' You may manually download this video in WMV (83Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic r[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 18:01 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 180' You may manually download this video in WMV (2.1Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 18:24 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 150' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.8Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

HEAL Newsflash - September 2014    env-health.org

Grave concerns on the future of environmental health in Juncker's new Commission HEAL, the Green10 and other Brussels-based health and civil society organisations continue to express their concern ab[...]

Blog: MEPs prioritise EDCs in the Commissioner-designate hearings    env-health.org

HEAL's reaction to MEP questioning of two European Commissioner-designates ([...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 09:21 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 156' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.8Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 09:06 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 176' You may manually download this video in WMV (2Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic reco[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 11:57 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 5'14'' You may manually download this video in WMV (63Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic r[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 09:06 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 5'9'' You may manually download this video in WMV (61Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 09:11 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 10' You may manually download this video in WMV (124Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 29 September 2014 - 17:24 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 8'12'' You may manually download this video in WMV (98Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic r[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 29 September 2014 - 14:49 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 155' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.8Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 29 September 2014 - 14:31 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Fisheries    europa.eu

Length of video : 181' You may manually download this video in WMV (2.1Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 29 September 2014 - 14:31 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 6'59'' You may manually download this video in WMV (84Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic r[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 29 September 2014 - 14:38 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 11' You may manually download this video in WMV (134Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Commission consults the public on criteria to identify Endocrine Disruptors    europa.eu

European Press release Brussels, 29 September 2014 Commission The European Commission has launched an on-line consultation to help define criteria for endocrine disruptors as required by the regulati[...]

Public consultation on EDC criteria    env-health.org

The DG for Health and Consumers has opened the public consultation on the criteria to be used to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals in the EU biocides and pesticides legislation. The consultatio[...]

Phil Hogan » European Commissioner-designate for Agriculture    epha.org

PHIL HOGAN (54) was born in Kilkenny, Ireland. And as an Irish conservative politician who was nominated as Agriculture Commissioner in September 2014 after having previously served as Minister for t[...]

Serbia: Latest natural disasters draws more support    ifrc.org

A new wave of floods that hit isolated villages in the eastern parts of Serbia last week prompted the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to release emergency [...]

Keeping EU seaside communities safe from flooding    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 September 2014 Caption: Local authorities in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region are using the MICORE projet's Storm Impact Early Warning System to help them [...]

[EPHA Briefing] On Access to Water in Europe to mark environmental health day    epha.org

Brussels, 26th September 2014 - On the occasion of World Environmental Health Day, EPHA highlighted the vital importance of water for public health. Having access to adequate sanitation facilities an[...]

Environmental protection important for vast majority of Europeans    env-health.org

According to a new Eurobarometer poll, 95% of the 28.000 citizens interviewed said protecting the environment is important to them personally and many think more can be done. The concerns of European[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 10:12 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 135' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.5Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Environment: European Commission asks Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 September 2014 The European Commission is referring Greece back to the European Court of Justice for poor treatment of hazardous waste. Five years after[...]

HEAL participates in World Spirometry day    env-health.org

HEAL in Poland highlighted why air quality is important for lung health, and encouraged patients to take part in a free Spirometry test as part of World Spirometry Day. World Spirometry Day (SDS) is [...]

EU consults on new mercury controls    env-health.org

The EU Commission is asking whether the EU should go further than the Minimata convention on mercury in a consultation on the treaty's implementation. Although the EU already has extensive rules on m[...]

EUROPAEM - International Congress    env-health.org

The International Congress of the European Academy of Environmental Medicine (EUROPAEM) taking place on 10 - 12 October in Würzburg, Germany, will focus on cancer diagnosis and treatment from the per[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 15:10 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 142' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.6Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 10:40 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 108' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.2Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Environment: 17 companies nominated for the 2014 European Business Awards for the Environment    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 September 2014 Rome, 19 September- The shortlist for the 2014 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) has been revealed, following a two-day[...]

EFSA Scientific Colloquium N°21: Harmonisation of human and ecological risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals    europa.eu

Published on: EFSA Scientific Colloquium N°21: Harmonisation of human and ecological risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals[...]

Grave concerns on the future of environmental health in Juncker's new Commission    env-health.org

HEAL, the Green10 and other Brussels-based health and civil society organisations continue to express their concern about the future of environmental health protection and the protection of future ge[...]

UICC President awarded Gold Medal    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development From American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Pro[...]

Europe successfully phasing out known ozone layer-harming chemicals    europa.eu

Chemicals which damage the ozone layer continue to be phased out in the European Union, according to the latest data from the European Environment Agency (EEA).[...]

Adapting to a changing environment in research, education and technology    escardio.org

With medicine at a cross-roads for `critical change', ESC President Professor Panos Vardas said it was `imperative' for the Society to adapt to fast evolving modern environments. Read more[...]

Infographic: EFSA’s data collection work on contaminants    europa.eu

Published on: 9 September 2014 Infographic: EFSA's data collection work on contaminants[...]

EFSA consults on guidance to predict pesticide concentrations in soil    europa.eu

Published on: 10 July 2014 EFSA consults on guidance to predict pesticide concentrations in soil[...]

Environment: Commission takes Spain to Court over non-compliant landfills and high-speed rail link    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Commission is taking Spain to Court for two (unrelated) breaches of environment legislation. The first concerns poor waste manage[...]

Commission takes Portugal to Court over waste water treatment    europa.eu

European Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 Commission The European Commission is taking Portugal to Court for its failure to ensure that waste water from small agglomerations is properly treated. [...]

Tackling air pollution, climate change and chemicals: European environmental priorities to protect health    who.int

Air pollution, climate change and chemicals pose key environmental risks to people's health that require political action in the European Region, according to members of the European Environment and [...]

Mapping greenhouse emissions to prevent climate change    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers have used advanced modelling and geo-spatial information to compile more accurate greenhouse gas inventories for Poland and Ukraine. The approach could substantially improve the[...]

Climate action: Commission uses polluters' revenues to fund clean energy projects across Europe    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 The European Commission today awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 [...]

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