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HEAL produces new materials on environment and health

HEAL has published new material on environment and health which consolidates our work from the past year, presents our political demands and outlines our position. The position paper and policy demands add to our push to bring the latest science to EU and national politicians, whilst raising awareness of the links between environmental factors and health among the medical and health community and the public.

HEAL position paper Preventing cancer through environmental policy change. Reducing exposure to environmental pollutants before birth and in childhood is particularly important because children’s bodies are more sensitive to damage.

HEAL policy demands Children’s health and the environment. Outlining the environmental health challenges for today’s children and listing required policy measures, including a global ban on mercury, changes in transport policy and deadlines and action plans to reduce chemicals exposure.

Recent HEAL activity on environment and health:
- 3rd Paris Appeal International Congress; Children’s environment and health
- Health community puts environment first in cancer prevention – WHO Asturias Pledge
- Cancer and Environment Week 2010
- Chemical Cocktails; harmful mixtures upset our hormones
- Chemicals Health Monitor
- "Sick of pesticides" campaign raises awareness of the health impacts of pesticides.



Written on 29 April 2011.

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Health and Environment Quiz

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Healthier environments for children

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Health and environment primer

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