A pan-European study will examine the prevalence of asthma among European athletes set to take part in the Beijing Olympics and assess the impact of the local environment and air quality on the disease.
The Competitiveness Council has unanimously voted in favour of a
ban on certain chemicals used in toys for young children. Industry
representatives have already stated they were considering legal
On 27 October, Environment Ministers will adopt conclusions on the European strategy for health and environment. The strategy is designed to tackle the problem of illnesses linked to environmental factors.