Health organisations call on MEPs to improve air quality standards
The ENVI committee is currently considering the proposal to revise the EU’s ambient air quality directives (AAQD), a cornerstone for the protection of people’s health and the environment from air pollution.
European doctors have joined six other organisations representing the European health sector, including healthcare professionals, patients and health insurers, to urge MEPs to step up on the Commission’s proposal, to reduce ill-health and health costs swiftly and significantly.
Currently, the health burden of poor air quality remains unacceptably high. Leadership and political is crucial to put people’s health at the forefront of EU policy and prevent further ill health.