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Health and Environment in Europe: Progress Assessment
2006-2010, Europe, Air contamination/pollution and health, Occupational and worker's health, Water contamination/pollution and health, Toxic substances and health

This report describes the progress made by the WHO European Member States in improving their health and the environment situation over the last 20 years. The assessment focuses on the aspects of health related to clean water and air, to environments supporting safe mobility and physical activity, chemical safety, noise and safety at work. These are the environment and health issues arising from the four regional priority goals of the Children’s Environment and Health Action Plan for Europe (CEHAPE), agreed at the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in 2004. The information collected by the European Environment and Health Information System forms the basis for the analysis. The report also presents the public governance and healthy public policy aspects of national policies on environment and health. The implementation of the CEHAPE in countries, its impact and challenges related to it are summarized using the information collected through the web-based survey on CEHAPE conducted in November 2009.

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