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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.

EFSA welcomes summary opinions covering main scientific principles adopted by its pesticides panel during its first three years    europa.eu

EFSA welcomes summary opinions covering main scientific principles adopted by its pesticides panel during its first three years[...]

EFSA launches public consultation on guidance for environmental risk assessment of GM plants    europa.eu

EFSA launches public consultation on guidance for environmental risk assessment of GM plants[...]

Bee health: the interaction between pesticides and other factors    europa.eu

Bee health: the interaction between pesticides and other factors[...]

EFSA supports European Commission in defining scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors    europa.eu

EFSA supports European Commission in defining scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors[...]

Geoffrey Podger: Address to European Parliament, Agricultural Committee, Brussels    europa.eu

Geoffrey Podger: Address to European Parliament, Agricultural Committee, Brussels[...]

Residue compliance rates remain high, annual pesticide report finds    europa.eu

Residue compliance rates remain high, annual pesticide report finds[...]

Residues compliance continues to rise, pesticide report shows    europa.eu

Residues compliance continues to rise, pesticide report shows[...]

EFSA launches public consultation on developing a harmonised approach for the environmental risk assessment of additives used in animal feed    europa.eu

EFSA launches public consultation on developing a harmonised approach for the environmental risk assessment of additives used in animal feed[...]

EFSA’s work on active substances used in pesticides    europa.eu

EFSA's work on active substances used in pesticides[...]

Full access provided to documents requested in relation to EFSA’s guidance on submission of scientific peer-reviewed open literature for the approval of pesticide active substances    europa.eu

Full access provided to documents requested in relation to EFSA's guidance on submission of scientific peer-reviewed open literature for the approval of pesticide active substances[...]

EFSA provides advice on the safety and nutritional contribution of wild and farmed fish    europa.eu

EFSA provides advice on the safety and nutritional contribution of wild and farmed fish[...]

Address to European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Brussels    europa.eu

Address to European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Brussels[...]

EFSA consults on pesticide exposure guidance for operators, workers, residents and bystanders    europa.eu

EFSA consults on pesticide exposure guidance for operators, workers, residents and bystanders[...]

EFSA launches second consultation on bees and pesticides    europa.eu

EFSA launches second consultation on bees and pesticides[...]

 EFSA assesses the risk of Salmonella and Norovirus in leafy greens    europa.eu

EFSA assesses the risk of Salmonella and Norovirus in leafy greens[...]

EFSA advises on acute dietary exposure to pesticides    europa.eu

EFSA advises on acute dietary exposure to pesticides[...]

EFSA assesses 2010 Post-Market Environmental Monitoring report for Amflora potato    europa.eu

EFSA assesses 2010 Post-Market Environmental Monitoring report for Amflora potato[...]

European Commission request to EFSA for advice on the implications of animal cloning on food safety, animal health and welfare and the environment    europa.eu

European Commission request to EFSA for advice on the implications of animal cloning on food safety, animal health and welfare and the environment[...]

EFSA evaluates Salmonella contamination of pigs at slaughter    europa.eu

EFSA evaluates Salmonella contamination of pigs at slaughter[...]

EFSA presents cumulative assessment group methodology for pesticides    europa.eu

EFSA presents cumulative assessment group methodology for pesticides[...]

Over 97% of foods in EU contain pesticide residues within legal limits    europa.eu

Over 97% of foods in EU contain pesticide residues within legal limits[...]

Address to the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Brussels    europa.eu

Address to the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Brussels[...]

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

Occupational exposure to pesticides: Challenges for research, evaluation and prevention[...]

EFSA delivers advice on data requirements for pesticides evaluations    europa.eu

EFSA delivers advice on data requirements for pesticides evaluations[...]

Events - Harmonised environmental sustainability in the food chain: SENSE conference - 22 January 2015, Hotel BLOOM, Rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels    europa.eu

The EU-funded SENSE project has been building a harmonised system for the environmental impact assessment of food and drink products. The project conference - in Brussels on 22 January - will present[...]

EFSA invites NGOs to discuss welcomed draft GMO Environmental Risk Assessment Guidelines    europa.eu

EFSA invites NGOs to discuss welcomed draft GMO Environmental Risk Assessment Guidelines[...]

New dioxins risk assessment planned, says EFSA    europa.eu

New dioxins risk assessment planned, says EFSA[...]

Pesticides and bees: call for data    europa.eu

Pesticides and bees: call for data[...]

Pesticides: simplified procedure for exchange of active substance documents    europa.eu

Pesticides: simplified procedure for exchange of active substance documents[...]

Geoffrey Podger: Statement to the European Parliament Environment, Consumers and Public Health Committee, Brussels    europa.eu

Geoffrey Podger: Statement to the European Parliament Environment, Consumers and Public Health Committee, Brussels[...]

EFSA assesses 2009 Post-Market Environmental Monitoring report for maize MON810    europa.eu

EFSA assesses 2009 Post-Market Environmental Monitoring report for maize MON810[...]

EFSA proposes new acute risk assessment for pesticides    europa.eu

EFSA proposes new acute risk assessment for pesticides[...]

EFSA publishes data on levels of PCBs in food    europa.eu

EFSA publishes data on levels of PCBs in food[...]

EFSA opinion on two environmental pollutants (PFOS and PFOA) present in food    europa.eu

EFSA opinion on two environmental pollutants (PFOS and PFOA) present in food[...]

Address to the European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Brussels    europa.eu

Address to the European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Brussels[...]

EFSA meets the four Member States presently involved in carrying out GMO environmental risk assessments    europa.eu

EFSA meets the four Member States presently involved in carrying out GMO environmental risk assessments[...]

"Engaging Stakeholders: the EFSA Perspective", Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Parma    europa.eu

Introduction It gives me great pleasure to address the conference and I would like to thank the WHO, and in particular Zsuzsanna Jakab, for the opportunity to do so. The European Food Safety Authori[...]

Nuclear power plant incident in Japan    europa.eu

Nuclear power plant incident in Japan[...]

Pesticides and protected crops – EFSA presents environmental risk assessment guidance    europa.eu

Pesticides and protected crops - EFSA presents environmental risk assessment guidance[...]

Thousands of families supported in the aftermath of floods in Kazakhstan    ifrc.org

More than 200 volunteers from the Kazakh Red Crescent have were deployed in response to recent floods in Almaty.[...]

The apple snail: a creeping threat to the environment?    europa.eu

The apple snail: a creeping threat to the environment?[...]

Pesticides and human health: EFSA meets stakeholders    europa.eu

Pesticides and human health: EFSA meets stakeholders[...]

EFSA guidance outlines step-by-step approach for environmental risk assessment of GM animals    europa.eu

EFSA guidance outlines step-by-step approach for environmental risk assessment of GM animals[...]

EFSA completes 2nd stage of EU-wide pesticides peer review process    europa.eu

EFSA completes 2nd stage of EU-wide pesticides peer review process[...]

EFSA provides risk assessment on mercury in fish: precautionary advice given to vulnerable groups    europa.eu

EFSA provides risk assessment on mercury in fish: precautionary advice given to vulnerable groups[...]

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

Infographic: EFSA's data collection work on contaminants[...]

Mercury in food – EFSA updates advice on risks for public health    europa.eu

Mercury in food - EFSA updates advice on risks for public health[...]

Pesticides and aquatic organisms – EFSA consults on risk assessment guidance    europa.eu

Pesticides and aquatic organisms - EFSA consults on risk assessment guidance[...]

EFSA launches updated guidance on post-market environmental monitoring of GM plants    europa.eu

EFSA launches updated guidance on post-market environmental monitoring of GM plants[...]

Address to European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Brussels    europa.eu

Address to European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Brussels[...]

EFSA launches public consultation on post-market environmental monitoring of GM Plants    europa.eu

EFSA launches public consultation on post-market environmental monitoring of GM Plants[...]

Pesticides and bee health: EFSA reviews the science    europa.eu

Pesticides and bee health: EFSA reviews the science[...]

EFSA consults on the evaluation of safety and effectiveness of substances used for removal of microbial surface contamination    europa.eu

EFSA consults on the evaluation of safety and effectiveness of substances used for removal of microbial surface contamination[...]

EFSA responds to Commission’s urgent request on dioxins in Irish pork    europa.eu

EFSA responds to Commission's urgent request on dioxins in Irish pork[...]

Carrots, bulb and stem vegetables: risks from Salmonella and other bacteria    europa.eu

Carrots, bulb and stem vegetables: risks from Salmonella and other bacteria[...]

Over 97% of foods in EU contain pesticide residues within legal limits    europa.eu

Over 97% of foods in EU contain pesticide residues within legal limits[...]

EFSA publishes European overview of dioxin levels in food and feed    europa.eu

EFSA publishes European overview of dioxin levels in food and feed[...]

European Conference: EFSA and GMO Risk Assessment for Human and Animal Health and the Environment, Brussels    europa.eu

European Conference: EFSA and GMO Risk Assessment for Human and Animal Health and the Environment, Brussels[...]

Draft guidance on environmental risk assessment of GM animals: EFSA launches public consultation    europa.eu

Draft guidance on environmental risk assessment of GM animals: EFSA launches public consultation[...]

EFSA reviews studies on some pesticides and bee health    europa.eu

EFSA reviews studies on some pesticides and bee health[...]

EFSA publishes its first report on pesticide residues in food    europa.eu

EFSA publishes its first report on pesticide residues in food[...]

EFSA assesses safety of GM maize hybrids: no adverse effects expected on human and animal health and on the environment    europa.eu

EFSA assesses safety of GM maize hybrids: no adverse effects expected on human and animal health and on the environment[...]

Endocrine disruptors: EFSA to deliver scientific opinion in March 2013    europa.eu

Endocrine disruptors: EFSA to deliver scientific opinion in March 2013[...]

Infographic: How Europe monitors pesticide residues in food    europa.eu

Infographic: How Europe monitors pesticide residues in food[...]

Making the EU's olives greener…for the environment    europa.eu

Olives are not only a 'superfood' - they also create thousands of jobs in the Mediterranean region. But ironically, producing table olives or olive oil requires huge amounts of water - sometimes a sc[...]

EFSA GMO Panel reconfirms that the use of the nptII gene as a selectable marker in GM plants does not pose a risk to human or animal health or the environment    europa.eu

EFSA GMO Panel reconfirms that the use of the nptII gene as a selectable marker in GM plants does not pose a risk to human or animal health or the environment[...]

EFSA recommends lower MRLs for several active substances used in pesticides    europa.eu

EFSA recommends lower MRLs for several active substances used in pesticides[...]

Pesticides: Actively reducing risk    europa.eu

Pesticides: Actively reducing risk[...]

Dioxins and PCBs report shows drop in dietary exposure over last decade    europa.eu

Dioxins and PCBs report shows drop in dietary exposure over last decade[...]

New EFSA body to coordinate pesticide risk assessment    europa.eu

New EFSA body to coordinate pesticide risk assessment[...]

Assessing the environmental impact of genetically modified plants - EFSA Scientific Colloquium - 20-21 June, Tabiano, Parma, Italy    europa.eu

Assessing the environmental impact of genetically modified plants - EFSA Scientific Colloquium - 20-21 June, Tabiano, Parma, Italy[...]

EFSA presents new work and explains its role in the evaluation of pesticides    europa.eu

EFSA presents new work and explains its role in the evaluation of pesticides[...]

EFSA rejects baseless, misrepresentative criticism of its guidance for pesticides applicants    europa.eu

EFSA rejects baseless, misrepresentative criticism of its guidance for pesticides applicants[...]

EFSA to provide scientific assistance on dioxins in Irish pig meat    europa.eu

EFSA to provide scientific assistance on dioxins in Irish pig meat[...]

A new era in environmental risk assessment    europa.eu

A new era in environmental risk assessment[...]

The EU's common agricultural policy (CAP) - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Ensuring the EU's development and agricultural policies evolve together[...]

Success Stories - From by-product to pharmaceutical ingredient: cracking eggshell waste    europa.eu

Eggs are so much more than yolks and whites. For pharmaceuticals and cosmetics companies, the membrane within the shell is highly prized. With an innovative new technology to separate the membrane fr[...]

Research Headlines - Taking pesticide contamination off the menu    europa.eu

Europe's smaller agri-businesses will soon be able to tell whether their products are within the EU's strict limits for pesticide residues without having to send samples to the laboratory. This is be[...]

Ecosystem services and biodiversity - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Ecosystem services and biodiversity[...]

Events - Information Day on Horizon 2020 'Environment & Resource Efficiency' - 21 September 2015, Brussels    europa.eu

The European Commission is organising an Information Day to present the 2016 work programme of Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge [...]

Regulatory and procedural guideline: Draft qualification opinion total kidney volume (TKV) as a prognostic biomarker for use in clinical trials evaluating patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), draft: consultation open    europa.eu

The Critical Path Institute's Polycystic Kidney Disease Outcome Consortium (PKDOC) intends to qualify Total Kidney Volume (TKV) as a prognostic biomarker (i.e. predictive for the outcome with the cur[...]

Report - Follow up to the European Citizens' Initiative Right2Water - A8-0228/2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the follow-up to the European Citizens' Initiative Right2Water Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Lynn Boylan Source : © European Union, 2015 - EP[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 16 July 2015 - 10:07 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 150' 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[...]

Commission refers Spain to Court over illegal landfills    europa.eu

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 16 July 2015 The European Commission is taking Spain to the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) over poor waste management in the regions of Andalusia, Balearic I[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 15:06 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 215' 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 - Biomarkers for personalised breast cancer treatment    europa.eu

In Europe, some 463 000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, making it the most common form of cancer in women. Depending on certain conditions, different drug combinations will be more [...]

[Press Release] ENVI Committee calls for cleaner air    epha.org

Brussels, 15 July 2015 - Over 90% of city dwellers in Europe are exposed to air pollution levels which are harmful to health. Today's vote in the European Parliament's Environment, Public Health and [...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 09:08 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 174' 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[...]

Strengthening cooperation on Earth observation and the environment    europa.eu

The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today, which sets out common objectives and areas of cooperation in the field of Earth o[...]

[Letter to MEPs] Call for Clean Air    epha.org

Ahead of 15 July vote in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee on the report concerning the revised National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive, more than 60 health, environm[...]

Joint NGO recommendations: Call for Clean Air    env-health.org

Tomorrow the EP ENVI Committee will vote on the National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive. HEAL is part of a coalition of over sixty health, environmental and animal welfare organisations, urging ME[...]

Fundación Alborada – International experts make statement on environmental health    env-health.org

From 5 - 7 June, Fundación Alborada organised the 8th edition of the Conference on Environmental Medicine in Brunete, Madrid. Several international high-level scientists, medical doctors and experts [...]

HEAL highlights health impacts of air pollution on Polish breakfast TV    env-health.org

The past months have seen an increase in media attention and public debates on the health impacts of air pollution in Poland. HEAL's coal and health adviser Łukasz Adamkiewicz spoke about the topic o[...]

EFA: Allergy and asthma patients need clean air in Europe    env-health.org

Leading European experts and policy-makers from the allergy, asthma, health and environmental fields including HEAL, recently came together to discuss the ongoing EU efforts to review clean air legis[...]

ELF - Air pollution increases child hospital admissions for lung conditions    env-health.org

The European Lung Foundation (ELF) highlights research in Spain which has found a link between exposure to high levels of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) and an increased risk of children being admitt[...]

EFA - More Europeans allergic to pollen if no measure is taken to reduce exposure    env-health.org

Allergy which is the most common chronic disease in Europe, with 20 percent prevalence in the population, has been neglected to date because patients have been coping with their symptoms, even if sev[...]

EUROPAEM - Invitation to a workshop in the Federal Environment Agency    env-health.org

HEAL member's the European Academy of Environmental Medicine (EUROPAEM) has been involved in a project together with the German Federal Environmental Agency and the institute for social-ecological sc[...]

EDCs and Future Generations: Time for the EU to Take Action    env-health.org

MEP Nicola Caputo recently hosted an event with HEAL member Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN-E) on EDCs and the need for immediate regulatory action. The event aimed to bring the science back to [...]

9. Marlena Kropidłowska    env-health.org

Communications Assistant on Coal and Health Marlena will be working with HEAL in Poland over the next months on communications and outreach activities to raise awareness on the health impacts of air [...]

Building an environmental, economic, socially just future: The EU perspective on Sustainable Development Goals    europa.eu

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] New York, 06 July 2015 Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Speech at the UN High Level Political Forum [...]

Air pollutant emissions declining, but still above limits    europa.eu

Emissions of most air pollutants decreased in 2013, confirming the long-term downward trend in Europe since 1990. But many countries are still exceeding internationally-agreed pollutant limits, set t[...]

Report - Cloning of animals of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine and equine species kept and reproduced for farming purposes - A8-0216/2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the cloning of animals of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine and equine species kept and reproduced for farmin[...]

Doctors call on French authorities to give greater priority to health at COP21 climate summit    env-health.org

Doctors, medical and public health associations ring the alarm bells and ask for health to feature more strongly in the COP21 Paris agreement In a joint declaration released on Monday, 29 June, the F[...]

Report - Resource efficiency: moving towards a circular economy - A8-0215/2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on resource efficiency: moving towards a circular economy Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Sirpa Pietikäinen Source : © European Union, 2015 - EP[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 25 June 2015 - 10:06 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 100' 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[...]

Report - Maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination of food and feed following a nuclear accident or any other case of radiological emergency - A8-0176/2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a Council regulation laying down maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination of food and feed following a nuclear accident or any other case of radiological emerg[...]

Report - Approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to caseins and caseinates intended for human consumption and repealing Council Directive 83/417/EEC - A8-0042/2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to caseins and caseinates intended for human consum[...]

Opinion on new conclusions on future trends of cadmium accumulation in EU arable soils    europa.eu

Opinion on new conclusions on future trends of cadmium accumulation in EU arable soils - Directorate General for Health and Food Safety[...]

Public consultation: environmental risk assessment    europa.eu

Published on:22 June 2015 Public consultation: environmental risk assessment[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 22 June 2015 - 15:42 - Committee on Development - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 171' 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[...]

Hearings - Sustainable Development Goals - an ambitious agenda - 22-06-2015 - Committee on Development - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

The agenda for the sustainable development goals (SDGs) will be discussed during a public hearing with experts that will be held jointly by the Committee on Development and the Committee on Environme[...]

Scientific guideline: Concept paper on the testing strategy and risk assessment for plants in the Phase II of the environmental risk assessment for veterinary medicinal products, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

This concept paper has been prepared to address the need to develop a guideline on the testing strategy and risk assessment for plants in the Phase II assessment, as explained in the existing reflect[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 15:11 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 21' You may manually download this video in WMV (249Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 16:08 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 127' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.4Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

In pictures - Georgia: Flash floods in Tbilisi    ifrc.org

Heavy flooding on the night of 13-14 June 2015 led to severe flooding in parts of Tbilisi, Georgia. Red Cross teams responded immediately[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 10:08 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 123' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.4Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 15:09 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 212' 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[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 10:30 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 107' You may manually download this video in WMV (750Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Main results of the Environment Council    europa.eu

The Council held a policy debate on the proposal for a directive on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants (NEC directive). Its aim is to achieve a significant improvem[...]

Many European countries' air pollutant emissions above legal limits    europa.eu

Air pollutant emissions in the EU continue to exceed legal limits, according to a report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) published today. Preliminary data for 2013 shows that ten EU Member[...]

EU Conference on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals    env-health.org

EU conference on hormone disrupting chemicals draws nearly 300 participants to discuss next steps on the impact assessment. HEAL highlighted how reducing exposure from these chemicals is our chance i[...]

Innovation in the European water sector - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Innovation in the European water sector[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 8 June 2015 - 19:01 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 125' You may manually download this video in WMV (850Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Critical Path Institute secures regulatory support for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease biomarkers    epda.eu.com

Critical Path Institute (C-Path) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued three Letters of Support to C-Path's Coalition Against Major Diseases (CAMD) consortium for the [...]

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Prothena partner to accelerate discovery of novel biomarkers for Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) and Prothena Corporation plc, a late-stage clinical biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialisation of [...]

ISDE – Call for ban of glyphosate    env-health.org

The International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE) have published a call to the EU to ban without exceptions, glyphosate and also the four insecticides recently assessed by the Internati[...]

Poland: Submission to consultations on national air programme and public health bill    env-health.org

HEAL in Poland urged the government for greater health protection from air pollution in two strategic policy processes - the National Air Protection Programme and the Public Health Bill. The National[...]

IEW – ‘Be Planet' launched    env-health.org

On the occasion of World Environment Day on 5 June, Inter-Environnement Wallonie (IEW) launched a new foundation called `Be Planet'. This initiative, made up of different environmental organisations,[...]

WEN – What's disrupting you? ‘Endocrination' film screening in London    env-health.org

Women's Environment Network (WEN), a HEAL member and EDC-Free campaign supporter, is hosting together with the St Hilda's East Community Centre in London, the successful documentary film `Endocrinati[...]

Strong support for Paul Francois facing Monsanto    env-health.org

About 50 people joined Paul Francois, President of Phyto-Victimes (HEAL member), in front of the Court of Appeal in Lyon immediately before a second hearing on 28 May. Monsanto appealed a 2012 court [...]

EFA - Four more MEPs support the EP Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma    env-health.org

On 6 May, one day after World Asthma Day, the President of the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations (EFA) Breda Flood and the leadership of the European Academy o[...]

ELF – Link between household air pollution and lung infections    env-health.org

The European Lung Foundation (ELF) highlights a study from scientists in the UK who are researching why people that are exposed to household air pollution are at an increased risk of getting lung inf[...]

LSHTM – Divestment from coal companies    env-health.org

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has become the first health research organisation in the world to sell off investments in coal companies from its £16m endowment in a bid [...]

AWHHE - Through Toxic-Free Products to Healthy Generation    env-health.org

Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE) have actively been involved in the 2013-2015 Project [...]

Taking pesticide contamination off the menu    europa.eu

Europe's smaller agri-businesses will soon be able to tell whether their products are within the EU's strict limits for pesticide residues without having to send samples to the laboratory. This is be[...]

Sustainable forestry: creating jobs, benefiting rural communities, advancing gender equality    europa.eu

To stop the Mediterranean region turning into a desert, the EU-funded MENFRI project is establishing forest management strategies and solutions that address environmental concerns across the Mediterr[...]

Clean air would promote better health in Serbia    env-health.org

Medical and health experts say air pollution from coal plants is causing unnecessary and expensive lung and heart problems in Serbia and in Europe. Read the press release in Serbian Belgrade, 3 June [...]

Picture2050: new photo competition now open for submissions    europa.eu

What comes to your mind when you think of nature, economy and well-being? The European Environment Agency (EEA) invites you to share your views and observations of Europe's environment in a photograp[...]

EPHA welcomes the WHO resolution on health impacts of air pollution    epha.org

The 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) took place between 18 and 26 May in Geneva, where key stakeholders met to discuss among other things, the health impact of air pollution, the West Africa Ebola ou[...]

New dioxins risk assessment planned, says EFSA    europa.eu

Published on: 29 May 2015 New dioxins risk assessment planned, says EFSA[...]

Report - Conclusion of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the joint fulfilment of commitments thereunder - A8-0167/2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Chan[...]

Report - Agreement concerning Iceland's participation in the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change - A8-0166/2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, on the one part, and Iceland, on th[...]

Environment: Commission refers GERMANY to Court for e-waste failings and proposes fines    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2015 Following the referrals of Slovenia and Poland to Court on similar grounds, the European Commission is now referring Germany to the EU Court [...]

Environment: Commission refers ROMANIA to Court over failure to transpose legislation on end-of-life vehicles    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 May 2015 The European Commission is referring Romania to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to transpose revised EU legislation on end-of-life v[...]

Moving environment and health forward    who.int

Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland WHOLIS, HINARI, WHO libraries, documentation centres Important statements of or about [...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - 17:39 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 52' You may manually download this video in WMV (620Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - 15:10 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 138' 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[...]

World Health Assembly tackles air pollution for better health    env-health.org

HEAL welcomes the first-ever WHO resolution on the health impacts of air pollution, adopted this week at the World Health Assembly. HEAL welcomes the first-ever WHO resolution on the health impacts o[...]

Pesticides and bees: call for data    europa.eu

Published on: 22 May 2015 Pesticides and bees: call for data[...]

Moving environment and health forwards    who.int

Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland WHOLIS, HINARI, WHO libraries, documentation centres Important statements of or about [...]

Volunteers proved to be the most valuable asset during Serbian floods of 2014    ifrc.org

The major floods in the Balkans last year highlighted the crucial role of trained volunteers.[...]

One year on from the Balkans floods: "I used every penny to rebuild my home"    ifrc.org

To mark the firs anniversary of the floods that hit several countries in the Balkans the IFRC recently produced a series of stories profiling Red Cross beneficiaries in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[...]

Events - Third Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology & Innovation - 29 June - 3 July 2015, Agia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece    europa.eu

The 3rd Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology & Innovation is taking place in Athens, Greece from Monday 29 June until Friday 3 July 2015 at the Campus of the National Center for Scientific Rese[...]

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