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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.

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 - 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[...]

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[...]

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 [...]

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,[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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[...]

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[...]

Beneficiary profile, one year on: Mina Livadic, Brcko District    ifrc.org

To mark one year 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, one of[...]

Testimonies from leading health advocates and medical experts in Turkey    env-health.org

“A large coal-fired power plant emits several thousand tons of hazardous air pollutants every year and has an average lifetime of at least 40 years. The plans for a massive increase in investment wo[...]

Turkey's coal expansion plans cause alarm as health costs quantified    env-health.org

New study quantifies the public health costs of polluted air from existing coal-fired power plants in Turkey up to €3.6 billion per year and shows why massive future investment plans (80 new plants) [...]

Report - Limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from medium combustion plants - A8-0160/2015 - 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 limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from medium combustion plants Committee on the E[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 18 May 2015 - 19:08 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 100' You may manually download this video in WMV (1.1Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Foraging the untapped value of Europe's forests    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers have identified the untapped commercial potential of products like wild berries, mushrooms, nuts and plants growing in Europe's forests for the benefit of rural communities - a [...]

The impact of biofuels on transport and the environment, and their connection with agricultural development in Europe - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

The impact of biofuels on transport and the environment, and their connection with agricultural development in Europe[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 11 May 2015 - 15:08 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Petitions - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy    europa.eu

Length of video : 192' 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[...]

At least one in three Europeans can be exposed to asbestos at work and in the environment    who.int

About one third of the 900 million people in the WHO European Region live in countries that have not yet banned the use of all forms of asbestos, and this potentially exposes them at work and in 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 [...]

Events - Priorities for science and innovation policy: opportunities, structures and investment - 30 June 2015, London, UK    europa.eu

Timed to examine Government's post-election plans for UK science and innovation policy, and informed by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee's inquiry on Priorities for science, this s[...]

HEAL Newsflash - May 2015    env-health.org

Midterm review of environment and health progress in the European Region From 28 to 30 April a HEAL delegation participated at the mid-term review meeting of the WHO European Environment and Health P[...]

WECF France - Two members of Senate ask for better integration of environmental health in national health policy    env-health.org

France has adopted a national Health and Environment Action Plan (NEHAP) and is now about to vote on a National Health Act, where environmental health should be better reflected as a pillar in this A[...]

HEAL Newsflash - May 2015    env-health.org

HEAL's latest Newsflash features: Midterm review of environment and health progress in the European Region Air quality costs European economies US $1.6. trillion a year in diseases and deaths Upcomin[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 7 May 2015 - 10:29 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 106' 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 - Safer healthcare in Europe: improving patient safety and fighting antimicrobial resistance - A8-0142/2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on safer healthcare in Europe: improving patient safety and fighting antimicrobial resistance Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Piernicola Pedicini Source : © Europea[...]

HEAL submits to Polish government health and air quality consultations    env-health.org

HEAL has responded to consultations on two strategic projects in Poland: the Public Health Bill and the National Air Protection Programme. HEAL is asking the Polish government to consider the environ[...]

EHF - Environment and Health Fund - Symposium on Agriculture and Environmental Health    env-health.org

On 28 May, the Hebrew University Center of Excellence in Agriculture and Environmental Health hosts the second Symposium on Agriculture and Environmental Health. The Hebrew University Center of Excel[...]

Air quality costs European economies US$ 1.6 trillion a year in diseases and deaths    env-health.org

WHO Europe and OECD have released a report on the economic cost of the health impacts of air pollution in Europe. US$ 1.6 trillion is the economic cost of the approximate 600,000 premature deaths and[...]

Upcoming EU Conference on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals    env-health.org

HEAL will speak at the EU Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG Sante) conference on the impact assessment on criteria to identify EDCs on 1 June. The aim of the conference is[...]

Pesticide Free Towns    env-health.org

Moving towards pesticide-free public areas is an important step towards a safer environment for citizens and our health. More and more Member States and municipalities around Europe are taking action[...]

Opposing TTIP to safeguard democracy, protect people's health and the environment    env-health.org

As the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) continue, concern continues to grow both in Brussels and across the EU Member States. MEPs in the Environmnent Commit[...]

Breath of fresh air: World Health Organization Assembly tackles air pollution    env-health.org

On 22 May the World Health Assembly is scheduled to discuss the first-ever WHO resolution on air pollution and health. HEAL and its members welcome this landmark resolution entitled [...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 15:08 - 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[...]

Research Headlines - Getting a handle on pharmaceuticals in the environment    europa.eu

Roughly 3 000 pharmaceutical products are used in human healthcare. Since a patient's body does not fully metabolise some of them, they are excreted and can end up in the environment, where they can [...]

PAN Europe/WECF - Letter to EU Commissioner for Ban of Two Cancer-Inducing Pesticides    env-health.org

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the WHO's cancer agency has recently classified the pesticide glyphosate as a [...]

Alborada Foundation - VIII International Congress on Environmental Medicine    env-health.org

From 5 - 7 June the Alborada Foundation will present the 8th edition of the International Congress on Environmental Medicine, an event focused on how the environment affects the development of diseas[...]

IEW – The black book of fossil fuel energy    env-health.org

At a time when fossil fuels largely dominate our global energy provisions and our society are confronted with the challenge of an energy transition, Inter-Environnement Wallonie (IEW) has published a[...]

Générations Cobayes - The Tour de France of the eco-orgasm    env-health.org

This aim of the ambitious project of Générations Cobayes, non merci! is to raise awareness among young people in France about the link between environmental pollution and the epidemic of chronic illn[...]

Two members of Senate ask for better integration of environmental health in national health policy    env-health.org

France has adopted a national Health and Environment Action Plan (NEHAP) and is now about to vote on a National Health Act, where environmental health should be better reflected as a pillar in this A[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 09:10 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 173' 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[...]

Help for rail industry on cutting pollutants from diesel engines    europa.eu

An EU-funded project has demonstrated that it is economically and technically challenging for rail operators to replace or retrofit older diesel locomotives to meet tighter emission limits on polluta[...]

Ozone pollution in Europe: fewer alert days but concentrations still high    europa.eu

Air pollution by ground-level ozone continued to affect many countries across Europe during summer 2014, according to a new briefing published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Almost all rep[...]

Linking air pollution and health    efanet.org

In April EFA participated at the 18th meeting of the WHO Task Force on Health Effects of Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, a sharing platform that advices the United Nations Economic Commission[...]

EFA Members news (April 2015)    efanet.org

This month patients associations have mobilized at national level through a wide variety of activities to raise awareness about allergy (UK), indoor air quality in schools (Sweden), asthma (Finland),[...]

Cleaning up the marine litter that pollutes our oceans    europa.eu

The sea is an important resource for us all. We rely on it for much of our diet. In many cases, our livelihoods depend on it. Robust marine ecosystems are vital both for a healthy planet and also for[...]

Environment: Commission takes FRANCE to Court over poor waste water treatment    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission is taking France to the EU Court of Justice for not complying with EU legislation on urban waste water treatment. S[...]

Environment: Commission takes ROMANIA to Court over failure to amend packaging waste legislation    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission is referring Romania to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to enact revised EU legislation on packaging waste[...]

Environment: Commission takes POLAND and SLOVENIA to Court for e-waste failings    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 April 2015 The European Commission is referring Poland and Slovenia to the EUCourt of Justice over their failure to enact EU legislation on the recycl[...]

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 [...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 27 April 2015 - 19:08 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 118' 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[...]

New publication: Improving environment and health in Europe: how far have we gotten?    who.int

This report describes the substantial progress that European countries have made in several but not all domains.[...]

EU-Ukraine Summit: EU steps up its contribution to nuclear safety in Chernobyl with €70 million    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2015 Today, the European Commission will step up its contribution with €70 million to ensure the complete return to a safe environment at the Ch[...]

The future of forest fires    europa.eu

Forest fires are not necessarily becoming more frequent, but they could become increasingly severe, say EU-funded scientists. Forest management strategies must evolve in line with the changes that ar[...]

European Citizens’ Initiatives - Stop Vivisection: European Citizens' Initiative public hearing - 11-05-2015 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Committee on Petitions    europa.eu

A public hearing on the Stop Vivisection European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) will be hosted by the European Parliament in order to provide a platform for debate for Members, the general public, the E[...]

European Citizens’ Initiatives - Stop Vivisection: European Citizens' Initiative public hearing - 11-05-2015 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Committee on Petitions    europa.eu

A public hearing on the Stop Vivisection European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) will be hosted by the European Parliament in order to provide a platform for debate for Members, the general public, the E[...]

European Citizens’ Initiatives - Stop Vivisection: European Citizens' Initiative public hearing - 11-05-2015 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Committee on Petitions    europa.eu

A public hearing on the Stop Vivisection European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) will be hosted by the European Parliament in order to provide a platform for debate for Members, the general public, the E[...]

Building a shared environmental information system with Eastern neighbours    europa.eu

The EU's eastern neighbours have achieved progress in developing systems for collecting environmental information, according to a recently published analysis. However, they need to strengthen further[...]

European Citizens’ Initiatives - Stop Vivisection: European Citizens' Initiative public hearing - 11-05-2015 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Committee on Petitions    europa.eu

A public hearing on the Stop Vivisection European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) will be hosted by the European Parliament in order to provide a platform for debate for Members, the general public, the E[...]

Poor indoor environments at school    who.int

Many children are exposed to poor indoor environments in schools, with issues including stuffy air, dampness and mould, uncomfortable temperatures and poorly functioning toilets. A new WHO report on [...]

Poor indoor environments at school    who.int

Many children are exposed to poor indoor environments in schools, with issues including stuffy air, dampness and mould, uncomfortable temperatures and poorly functioning toilets. A new WHO report on [...]

Success Stories - Elastic road surface reduces motorway noise pollution    europa.eu

Noise pollution is still an issue on Europe's roads. But thanks to technological advances, it's less down to the sound of the car's engine and more about how tyres touch the road surface. One solutio[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 10:06 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 177' 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[...]

Achieving better air quality with the NEC    env-health.org

The European Parliament's Committee on Environment and Public Health (ENVI) has started to discuss their position on further air pollutant reductions under the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Direc[...]

Stronger action required on environmental pollutants    who.int

Children and women of reproductive age remain at risk from exposure to toxic metals and persistent organic pollutants, according to a new report to be presented at the WHO mid-term review of the Euro[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 09:17 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 189' You may manually download this video in WMV (2.2Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Report - Amendment to Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags - A8-0130/2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

RECOMMENDATION FOR SECOND READING on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 94/62/EC as rega[...]

Report - Monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport and amendment of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 - A8-0122/2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

RECOMMENDATION FOR SECOND READING on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the monitoring, reporting and v[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 09:08 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 217' 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, 14 April 2015 - 12:56 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 150' You may manually download this video in WMV (1Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic reco[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 13 April 2015 - 15:15 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 77' You may manually download this video in WMV (909Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

A database of the recreational value of European forests - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Design and implementation from recreational valuation studies[...]

Workshops - Organ harvesting in China - 21-04-2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Location : Brussels - ASP 5G3 Further informationDraft agenda Source : © European Union, 2015 - EP[...]

Workshops - Resource Efficiency Indicators - 14-04-2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Location : Brussels - ASP 1E2 Further informationDraft programme Source : © European Union, 2015 - EP[...]

HEAL participates in EU Commission meeting on EDCs    env-health.org

The EU Commission's Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG Sante) has started a series of Roundtables to inform various stakeholders, MEPs and EU country officials of the Impact Assessmen[...]

Midterm review of environment and health progress in the European Region    env-health.org

From 28 to 30 April a HEAL delegation will participate at the mid-term review meeting of the WHO European Environment and Health Process in Haifa, Israel. This WHO high level meeting will bring toget[...]

Fifth symposium of Paris Appeal to focus on chemicals and EMF    env-health.org

The ECERI (European Cancer and Environment Research Institute), in partnership with ISDE (International Society of Doctors for the Environment), is organising the fifth conference of the Paris Appeal[...]

Health impacts of residential heating with wood and coal    env-health.org

HEAL welcomes a new WHO Europe report describing the health effects of and policy options for dealing with residential heating with wood and coal in Europe and the US. Residential heating with wood a[...]

HEAL on Polish Radio programme    env-health.org

HEAL's Coal and Health Adviser Lukasz Adamkiewicz (right) recently spoke about the National Air Protection Program on Polish Radio Station One. Earlier in March, the Ministry of Environment in Poland[...]

Voices of victims of Pesticides website launched    env-health.org

HEAL joined a coalition of national and European NGOs to bring together the voices of victims of pesticides. A new website dedicated to tell their stories was launched by PAN Europe on the first day [...]

Germany's new energy instrument would mean better health    env-health.org

The government's plans to increase efforts to cut CO2 emissions from the power sector, in particular coal, have been met with fierce resistance. In letters to chancellor Merkel, economic minister Gab[...]

Poland: future Czeczott coal plant on hold    env-health.org

Following the overturn of an environmental permit to build the new coal power plant, the Polish investor has now put the project on hold. HEAL together with local citizens and other groups have repea[...]

UK faces European court over coal plant emissions    env-health.org

Figures released from HEAL on the health costs of coal power in the UK have been used with regards to a plant in the UK which faces the European count over its emissions. The figures from HEAL releas[...]

7. Nina Renshaw    env-health.org

Organisation: European Public Health Alliance EPHA (Belgium) Nina joined EPHA as Secretary-General in November 2014 after eight years at the Brussels-based environmental group Transport & Environ[...]

Workshops - Resource Efficiency Indicators - 14-04-2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

The aim of the workshop is to discuss resource efficiency indicators in connection with the ongoing work on the own-initiative report on `Resource efficiency: moving towards a circular economy' Locat[...]

New EP Group on Asthma and Allergy    efanet.org

MEPs Sirpa Pietikainen and Nessa Childers, patients and doctors have joined forces in an Interest Group to take actions on allergy and asthma in Europe, launched on 25 March at the European Parliamen[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 15:09 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 184' 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[...]

EFA Members news (March 2015)    efanet.org

EFA Board meeting was hosted by the Asthma Society of Ireland: Thank you! EFA Board had their meeting in preparation of our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the offices of the Asthma Society [...]

Video of a committee meeting - Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 10:48 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 116' 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[...]

Scientific guideline: Questions and answers on 'Guideline on the environmental risk assessment of medicinal products for human use' , draft: consultation open    europa.eu

The aim of the current question-and-answer document is to provide clarification and to harmonise the use of the 'Guideline on the environmental risk assessment of medicinal products for human use' (E[...]

HEAL reaction: Rankings of European cities' actions for cleaner air    env-health.org

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) welcomes the second edition of the city ranking on air quality activities by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND)[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 30 March 2015 - 15:04 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 225' You may manually download this video in WMV (2.6Gb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic re[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 09:13 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 211' 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[...]

Environment: Commission takes the United Kingdom to Court over power plant emissions    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commission has referred the United Kingdom to Court due to the absence of a reduction in emissions by the Aberthaw coal-fired [...]

Environment: Commission refers Germany to Court over coal power plant in Moorburg    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commission is taking Germany to Court over its failure to apply the requirements of the Habitats Directive in relation to the [...]

Environment: Commission refers Slovenia to Court for failure to clean up highly flammable waste tyres    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commission is taking Slovenia to Court for its failure to comply with the requirements of EU waste legislation. The case conce[...]

Environment: Commission refers the United Kingdom to Court over poor waste water collection and treatment    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commission is referring the United Kingdom to Court over its failure to ensure that urban waste water is adequately treated in[...]

Press Release: EP Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma    efanet.org

Launch of new European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma Brussels, 25 March, 2015 - Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), patients, doctors have joined forces in an Interest Group [...]

[Joint statement] EU trade secrets directive threat to free speech, health, environment and worker mobility    epha.org

Multi-sectoral civil society coalition calls for greater protections for consumers, journalists, whistleblowers, researchers and workers We strongly oppose the hasty push by the European Commission a[...]

Joint position paper: Cutting mercury emissions, improving people's health    env-health.org

This joint position paper by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), HEAL, WWF, Greenpeace, Client Earth, AirClim and Change Partnership focuses on the need to cut mercury emissions and improve peop[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 09:08 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 178' 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[...]

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[...]

HEAL Newsflash - March 2015    env-health.org

HEAL Newsflash - March 2015 Originally posted on 12 March 2015 Become a member or an individual supporter The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation[...]

Nineteen endocrine disrupting pesticides found in samples of women's hair    env-health.org

To what extent are women in the child bearing age group exposed to endocrine disrupting pesticides? The fourth part of a study series by HEAL Member Générations Futures' in France provides results of[...]

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

Published on: 12 March 2015 Over 97% of foods in EU contain pesticide residues within legal limits[...]

New publication: Residential heating with wood and coal: health impacts and policy options in Europe and North America    who.int

The report describes the health effects of and policy options for dealing with residential heating with wood and coal in Europe and the United States.[...]

Initiativ Lieuwensufank - Climate change discussed at recent executive board of the World Health Assembly    env-health.org

IBFAN, the International Baby Food Action Network is a member of HEAL through the Luxembourg IBFAN group Initiativ Liewensufank. As IBFAN has observer status with the WHO, it attended with several de[...]

Pollen is in the air    env-health.org

HEAL and member EFA were panellists at the final conference of ATOPICA, an EU funded research project on atopic diseases in changing climate, land use & air quality. The final conference brought [...]

European environment – state and outlook report 2015 – evidence and trends to guide policy action    env-health.org

The European Environment Agency has launched its five-yearly assessment of the European environment in a global context. HEAL's Executive Director presented an evaluation on what this means for healt[...]

Improving indoor air quality in EU schools    env-health.org

HEAL and several of its members were partners of SINPHONIE, an EU-funded research project on indoor air quality in EU schools and its impact on children's health. The results of the investigations ar[...]

Air Protection as a priority for Polish Ministry of Environment in 2015    env-health.org

Protecting and improving air quality will be one of the main priorities of the Ministry of Environment in 2015, according to Polish Environment Minister Maciej Grabowski. Earlier this year, the Minis[...]

Research Headlines - Red alert for ragweed allergy    europa.eu

Pollen season is a difficult time for many. In Europe, Ambrosia artemisiifolia L., a.k.a. common ragweed, could soon be adding to the plight of allergy sufferers, and many more people could develop s[...]

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