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Patient Materials section

We are collecting patient education materials from our membership all over Europe.

This activity is framed under EFA's Patient Education Working Group, integrated by European patient experts advocates in health literacy, patient rights and ehealth.

The existing materials gatehered through the Working Group will be classified in this section to promote their use and dissemination among patients, practicioners and companies.

For more information please contact isabel.proano@efanet.org   

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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EU launches “Chemicals in our life” multilingual website
In March the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) launched a new dedicated website to inform consumers about the benefits and risks of chemicals in their everyday lives. While 65% of Europeans are worri ...

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EFA brings the patients perspective to the European Chemical Agency meeting for the first time
EFA participated for the first time to the European Chemical Agency’s (ECHA) communicator’s network meeting on the 19th October, as a civil society representative affected by the daily use of chemical ...

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Third year of scent sensitivity campaign in Finland
EFA Member the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation organized its scent sensitivity campaign for the third time last November attracting media attention and visibility to the problem of fragrances.  ...

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Indoor paint gets Danish blue wreath for the first time
For many years, EFA Member Asthma and Allergy Denmark has analysed indoor paint products to see if they met the standards of their blue wreath, a seal that enables allergic consumers to easily find if ...

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Household chemicals and allergies
Material: This presentation inform patients about the diversity of chemicals we use in everyday life. The presentation explores those materials that are more suitable for allergic people. Origi ...

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Environmental Determinants Working Group October Update
On the 7th of October, EFA Environmental Determinants Working Group held a teleconference to discuss the unmet needs of people with allergy, asthma and COPD. Members identified actions needed and w ...

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Press Release: Will the European Parliament confirm its commitment to clean air & better health?
Air pollution is often considered as an environmental issue, rather than a health matter when in fact over 400,000 Europeans die prematurely from the effects of air pollution every year. This is 10 ti ...

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Could genetically modified plants be beneficial for people with allergies?
On the 17th of June, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) organised a workshop on the allergenicity assessment of genetically modified plants, gathering over 80 international experts. Following t ...

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Feasible measures to protect our health and environment from climate change
Climate change is impacting our lives more than we think. The most obvious health impact of a warming climate is, of course, more dangers from extreme heat, to which people with respiratory disease ar ...

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EU Policy update (April 2015)
Launch of Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma: EFA/EAACI REPORT The European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma was launched on the 25th of March. The event was co-hosted by the Inte ...

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EU Policy update (May 2014)
Currently the European Union institutions are carrying out several consultations that are relevant to EFA’s activities. In this section, you will find information about the consultations on (1) fragra ...

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Sweden to push EU to ban more chemicals from consumer goods
Swedish chemicals agency Kemi has announced it wants more action on the use chemicals in consumer goods in Europe. Its newly published strategy follows on from its Action plan for a toxin free everyda ...

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