What impact does the environment have on health? In recent years, this issue has become one of increasing concern. Two factors account for this evolution: the proliferation of chemicals to which human beings are exposed, and the growing share of automobile transport in total pollution. At an international level, the World Health Organisation (WHO) was the first to sound the alarm. The European Commission followed, adopting an Environment-Health Action Plan 2004-2010. On its side, Belgium, with the participation of DG Environment, has developed a National Environment-Health Action Plan (NEHAP) which sets out detailed recommendations.

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