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New Allergy & Asthma Foundation campaign focuses on hay fever in Denmark
In Denmark, up to one million people live with pollen allergy. Despite most of them are experiencing symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing and red eyes, unfortunately, many do not seek professional he ...

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Check the air quality in your city! WHO publishes the biggest ambient air pollution database
This May 2018, the World Health Organisation has updated the ambient air quality database, which now covers 4,300 cities in 108 countries. These data are the world’s most comprehensive database on amb ...

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Is pollen a pollutant? Our views at the European Aerobiology Symposium
EFA was invited to open the European Symposium on Aerobiology celebrated in Lyon from the 18th-22nd July. The event was organised by the European Aerobiology Society and aimed to share latest research ...

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Exciting Developments in Pollen Forecasting in the UK
Around 5% of the adult UK population has reported suffering hay fever and around 10% suffer asthma, which can be aggravated by pollen. With approximately 150 different species of grass in the UK ident ...

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PRESS RELEASE: International Ragweed Day 2015
[French version below] More Europeans will be allergic to pollen if no measure is taken to reduce exposure Brussels, 24 June 2015, ahead of INTERNATIONAL RAGWEED DAY – Climate change is a result o ...

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ATOPICA Results: The air concentrations of allergenic ragweed pollen could quadruple in Europe by 2050
Early this year, EU-funded Project Atopica presented its final results: were published! The main aim of the project was to further understand how global and regional climate, land use and air quality  ...

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World leaders adopt the first ever resolution on air pollution and health
On the 18th-26th of May, world health leaders gathered in Geneva for the 68thsession of the World Health Assembly (WHA). Delegates at the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution to address the heal ...

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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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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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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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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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