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How much is air pollution costing our health?

New study comparing the health-related costs of transport and air pollution in 432 European cities reveals the high cost we all bear

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

AMR is threatening human and animal health as well as the environment. The consequences of inaction are too grave to contemplate.

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Digital health has the power to revolutionise healthcare and tackle health inequalities – done wrong, it could exacerbate social and gender equity issues.

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Health inequalities and Roma health

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How much is air pollution costing our health?

A new report, the largest of its kind, quantifies the monetary value of premature death, medical treatment, lost working days and other health costs caused by the three air pollutants causing the most illness and death: particulate matter (PM), ozone (O₃) and nitrogen dioxide (NO₂).

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Upcoming Events

EPHA A2M Dialogues

19,27 October & 19,25 November

Health inequalities: a challenge for Roma inclusion in Europe

15 October 2020

Health Costs of Air and Transport Pollution in European Cities

21 October 2020