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The “Know your air for health” website offers information on how air pollution harms our health, especially the health of those who are more susceptible to its impacts, such as children, people already ill, older people, or pregnant women. You can also find advice on how to protect yourself and your loved ones, and what you can do to improve the air we breathe.
Breathing in dirty air has immediate effects – such as coughing and wheezing – but recent research shows that the long-term effects on our health are far greater.
2013 has been the EU Year of Air and decision makers have proposed changed laws to bring down air pollution. Your help is needed as in the next months important decisions that affect your health will be taken.
As European organisations representing asthma, allergy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) groups, and medical, scientific and health experts from across Europe, the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Association (EFA) and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) call on decision-makers at the local, national and European level to support stronger air policies that protect our health from air pollution.
Source: HEAL Annual General Assembly 2012
About this project
"Know your air for health" is a joint project by the Health & Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations (EFA). Our main objective is to help communicate EU air quality information and alerts to allergy, asthma and COPD patients in Europe.