Climate: Urging parliamentarians to vote for a 30% emissions reduction target by 2020 Increasingly, doctors and others are aware that "What is good for climate is good for health”, and for the economy. Recently, Environment Ministers shied away from committing to 30% less emissions. Now we are relying on MEPs to really make this happen. Read more...
Quiet Please: Better health through strong EU regulation of road and rail traffic noise. A new brochure from HEAL and T&E offering a tour of the problem of noise, the latest scientific evidence and the solutions that can give us all quieter lives. View additional material from the conference here
SIN List 2.0 launched. HEAL joins ChemSec and 10 other non-governmental organisations in calling for a rapid review under REACH of 22 endocrine disrupting chemicals on health grounds. Learn more here.
Diet change can reduce BPA levels in humans. A new study shows that avoiding canned and packaged food can reduce chemical levels in the human body by 50% or more. This finding implies that food contact materials are a major source of people’s exposure to harmful chemicals, such as hormone disruptors known as BPA and DEHP.
Research quantifies increased life and wealth from cleaner air. EU-supported research findings by the Aphekom project show that significant health and monetary benefits could result from further reducing current levels of air pollution in European cities.
Six steps to pesticide reduction : a guide for communities. In preparation for the Week Without Pesticides, HEAL has launched a guide to pesticide reduction aimed at community groups and individuals wishing to reduce pesticide use in their communities and local areas.