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    Because breathing is taken for granted, we work for better recognition of chronic respiratory diseases

Linking air pollution and health
In April EFA participated at the 18th meeting of the WHO Task Force on Health Effects of Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, a sharing platform that advices the United Nations Economic Commission  ...

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Pollen is in the air (March 2015)
The spring season is back and with it the increase of allergy troubles. Allergies affect more than 20% of the EU population. Today, 150 million Europeans are living with allergies, the most preva ...

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EU Policy Update (October 2014)
October was busy in Europe! The new European Commission was approved by the European Parliament, the discussion on the Clean Air Package is getting more intense, the European Medicines Agency improved ...

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EU Policy update (September 2014)
Fundamental changes in the new European Commissioners College In September the new European Commissioners’ team was designated by the new President of the Commission, the Luxembourgish Jean ...

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EU Policy update (November 2013)
Horizon 2020: the new EU Research Programme On the 21st of November, the plenary of the European Parliament voted on the new EU research and innovation programme for the period 2014-2020. With a bud ...

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Enabling Air Travel with Oxygen in Europe Booklet
EFA Booklet:  Stop discrimination against patients on board aircrafts! For patients requiring oxygen on board planes, an ordinary flight can turn into a nightmare. The rules and prices reg ...

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EU Policy update (September 2013)
Adoption of a strong Tobacco Products Directive in danger! The European Parliament rescheduled the debate and the vote on the Tobacco Products Directive which should have taken place in September 20 ...

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EU Policy update (June 2013)
Tobacco Product Directive Watered Down The proposed Tobacco Product Directive was discussed in committees at the European Parliament as well as by the EU health ministers at the Council of the Europ ...

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Policy update (April 2013)
The 7th Environmental Action Programme In April the ENVI committee of the European Parliament adopted amendments to the 7th Environmental Action Programme. According to the committee the E ...

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EFA and EU Policy Update (Summer 2012)
This summer EFA has been busy preparing for a busy autumn, but also replied on behalf of allergy and respiratory patients to a European Commission Consultation on the subject of climate change in Euro ...

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Launch of EFA Respiratory Allergy Book at European Parliament
On the 22 of November, EFA marked the launch of its new book on respiratory allergies. The event took place at the European Parliament in Brussels. The aim of the EFA respiratory allergy book is  ...

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Launch Event of EFA Allergy Book and Call to Action
EFA hosted an event in Room A5E-3 (Alteiro Spinelli Building) at the European Parliament in Brussels to launch the EFA Book on Respiratory Allergies in Europe: Raising Awareness, Relieve the Burden. & ...

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EFA Book on Respiratory Allergy in Europe: Relieve the Burden
This book, published in November 2011, contains the first comprehensive survey of its kind conducted “by patients, for patients” reporting on the diagnosis, quality and accessibility of best practices ...

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EFA Book on COPD in Europe: Sharing and Caring
The EFA Book on COPD was published in June 2010, presenting COPD as a preventable and treatable disease which undermines European society by reducing productivity among the working population, while i ...

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THADE - EU funded project
The results of THADE (Towards Healthy Air in Dwellings in Europe) project results have now been published in Allergy - a peer reviewed journal. The project results underline the serious environment  ...

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First Allergy Cookbook published by EFA
The Pulmonary and Allergy Patients Association of Slovenia have published the first allergy cookbook in the style of the Belgian ‘Fondation pour la Prevention des Allergies’ (FPA)’s  ...

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