Project Aims

To improve management of the pollution - related diseases:

  • by setting up a database of cases documenting the relationship between environmental exposure and disease on selected cases under the subjects:
    1. Transport and mobility related diseases
    2. Fertility problems related to the environment
    3. Congenital diseases related to the environment
  • by validating data from different EU countries using tools as health impact assessment including hazard mapping
  • by bringing together the different intervening stake holders (policy makers, health civil servants, NGOs, medical experts, journalists, lawyers, medical doctors) together in 3 workshops on the above environmental health impacts to enhance the flow of information, identify bottlenecks and make recommendations
  • by developing strategies and communication tools for the dissemination of information based on new technology

There is a growing concern on the rising incidence of pollution - related diseases. Existing data need to be linked and organized in order to provide documentation for the correlation of environmental impact on human health.

EU, recognizing the complexity of the economic and social consequences evolving with environmental factors, has made tremendous efforts to address the rising cost of this subject.

Despite the increasingly need for sources of reliable information on environmental health issues, the association between environmental exposure and health effects, information on risk factors related to epidemiology, test methods in use and identification of hot spots, pollution - related effects and critical development windows, are not fully documented.

AREHNA project proposes to fill gaps by enhancing the flow of relevant information training decision - makers on environmental health impact and simultaneously aiming at developing a level of understanding ensuring sustainable development and multidisciplinary cooperation.

Interactive Workshops

>Enviromental Impact on Congenital Diseases

9-11 June, 2005

Pili Cultural Center Kos, Greece

>Enviromental Impact on Fertility

7-9 May, 2004

Pili Cultural Center Kos, Greece

>Mobility and Health

3-6 May, 2003

Pili Cultural Center Kos, Greece

Health Impacts of Waste Management Policies Endocrine Disrupters: Environmental Health and Policies Cancer as an Environmental Disease

Environmental Health Impacts of Transport And Mobility Reproductive Health And the Environment Congenital Diseases and the Environment

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