Europe’s Environmental Pollution & Children’s Brain Development

During pregnancy and infancy, environmental chemicals have a stronger influence on the human body than at any other time. What does that mean for brain development? What is the link to environmental, social, and economic inequality?  Toxic environmental chemicals have...

 New WHO noise guidelines released

The just released WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region provide strong evidence that noise is one of the top environmental hazards to both physical and mental health and well-being in the area. Officially launched to countries and stakeholders in...

Where to swim in Europe

More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent ‘excellent’ quality standards — meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and the environment, according to the latest annual bathing water...

Water, sanitation and health

14 people die every day in the pan-European region, due to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene. In response a Protocol on Water and Health has been developed which urges an holistic approach to water, sanitation and health, enabling countries to use the Protocol...