Health

Safety and health at work (ESENER)

Sunday 14 January 2018 | Alternatives Economiques

The European survey of enterprises on new and emerging risks is a vast study which examines the way in which the risks relating to health and safety are managed by European enterprises.


Crowdsourcing on food products

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Open Food Facts is a collaborative project that lists food products from around the world.


Medical devices (ICIJ)

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The Implant Files survey was conducted by more than 250 journalists in 36 countries in order to monitor medical devices that were insufficiently tested or not tested at all.


How does assisted reproductive technology work in Europe? 

Wednesday 23 October 2019 | Orlane Jézéquélou
| Alternatives Economiques

Introduced in Spain over 40 years ago, ART has allowed hundreds of thousands of infertile couples to have children. The regulation varies significantly among EU countries.


Pollution is still killing too many despite cleaner air 

Monday 21 October 2019 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

The latest European Environment Agency report shows air is getting cleaner in Europe, but persistent pollution, especially in cities, still damages people’s health and the economy.


The Balkans (and Europe) are choking on coal pollution 

Friday 29 March 2019 | Maria Giulia Anceschi
| OBC Transeuropa

The 16 coal power plants in the western Balkans cause as much pollution as the 250 plants active within the European Union. The health impact is severe, and not just within the region.


Traffic pollution costs €60 billion per year in healthcare 

Tuesday 15 January 2019 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Each year 500 000 Europeans die prematurely as a result of air pollution. Road transport alone causes 18 percent of air pollution.


European Core Health Indicators (European Commission)

Monday 26 August 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

A list of 88 indicators makes it possible to compare the state of citizens’ health and related services across the EU. A dedicated data tool is available.


The EU and Italy ban fishing in the most important protected habitats, but not without delay 

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop

The EU obliges Mediterranean countries, Italy in particular, to ban fishing in three important fish reserves in the Strait of Sicily, as recommended by the FAO in 2016. The NGO Oceana is publishing the names of vessels suspected of ignoring the ban.


Measuring Cancer in Europe (Ecis)

Wednesday 19 June 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The main statistical data on cancer diseases in the countries of the EU can be explored via a web app.