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					The way forward

Giulio Gallo
Health determinants, DG SANCO, European Commission

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

A European Agenda for Asthma and Allergies

DG SANCO activities on respiratory health
Giulio Gallo European Commission Directorate General for Health and consumers

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Prevalence of Asthma Symptoms ISAAC Phase Three

Annual change in prevalence between ISAAC Phase One (1992–1998) and Phase Three (1999–2004)

Source:ENHIS May 2007

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Proportion of population living in homes with damp

Source:ENHIS May 2007

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Proportion of children aged 0−14 years living in homes using solid fuels

Source:ENHIS May 2007

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Exposure to tobacco smoke at home
50 40 30 20 10

30 29 29 29 25 24 23 23 23 20 19 18 17 17 17 16 16 16 15 15 15 14 12 11 11 10 5 2 0
EU27 RO CZ BG NL BE EE EL PT PL DK HU DE MT UK LU AT LV ES IT FR LT CY SK IE SE FI SI

Source: Flash Eurobarometer on Tobacco 2009

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Main EU approaches to respiratory health
Tobacco legislation including ETS Indoor air quality (Environment and health strategy) Ambient air legislation Climate change legislation

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

& Sponsorship Limits for tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide Ingredients reporting Ban on misleading descriptors such as “light” and “mild” Health warnings Ban on oral tobacco

Product Regulation/ Legislation on Advertising

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Help campaign (2009-2010)
Help is an integrated communication campaign present in all 27 Member States with a comprehensive action scheme including:
TV spots on >100 national and Pan-European channels Internet: e-mail coaching programme, viral marketing campaign A website available in 22 languages A series of national events targeting young people (Tips collection; CO measurements, Youth Manifesto promotion) Innovative mobile phone action: « help in your pocket »

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

EU Action Plan on health and environment 2004-2010
EU Action Plan approach!! from diseases to determinants

Endocrine disrupting effects
Policy Research

childhood cancer Neurodevelop. disorders Child. Respiratory diseases asthma & allergies

Information

Indoor Air

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Research effort
Funding for project 30 MEUR

Framework programs RTD childhood respiratory diseases: FP5 FP6

2 large scale projects GABRIEL; GA2LEN

Since FP7 Major projects ESCAPE; HITEA Health programme: Environment & health: priority for 2010 Exchange of best practices in Member States on the prevention and management of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Indoor air quality - main achievements:
International agreement on Key pollutants based on health effects Health based guidelines on key pollutants (WHO) Criteria for monitoring indoor air Vs health effects Tool for awareness increasing public and professionals (Website) Construction material emission database and guidance Studies targeted to most vulnerable groups (children –EP-, elderly) Major projects on radon,consumer products,ventilation, moisture and dampness

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Thank you!

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

A European Agenda for Asthma and Allergies

DG SANCO activities on respiratory health
Giulio Gallo European Commission Directorate General for Health and consumers

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Prevalence of Asthma Symptoms ISAAC Phase Three

Annual change in prevalence between ISAAC Phase One (1992–1998) and Phase Three (1999–2004)

Source:ENHIS May 2007

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Proportion of population living in homes with damp

Source:ENHIS May 2007

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Proportion of children aged 0−14 years living in homes using solid fuels

Source:ENHIS May 2007

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Exposure to tobacco smoke at home

Source: Flash Eurobarometer on Tobacco 2009

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Main EU approaches to respiratory health
Tobacco legislation including ETS Indoor air quality (Environment and health strategy) Ambient air legislation Climate change legislation

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

& Sponsorship Limits for tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide Ingredients reporting Ban on misleading descriptors such as “light” and “mild” Health warnings Ban on oral tobacco

Product Regulation/ Legislation on Advertising

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Help campaign (2009-2010)
Help is an integrated communication campaign present in all 27 Member States with a comprehensive action scheme including:
TV spots on >100 national and Pan-European channels Internet: e-mail coaching programme, viral marketing campaign A website available in 22 languages A series of national events targeting young people (Tips collection; CO measurements, Youth Manifesto promotion) Innovative mobile phone action: « help in your pocket »

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Research effort
Funding for project 30 MEUR

Framework programs RTD childhood respiratory diseases: FP5 FP6

2 large scale projects GABRIEL; GA2LEN

Since FP7 Major projects ESCAPE; HITEA Health programme: Environment & health: priority for 2010 Exchange of best practices in Member States on the prevention and management of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Indoor air quality - main achievements:
International agreement on Key pollutants based on health effects Health based guidelines on key pollutants (WHO) Criteria for monitoring indoor air Vs health effects Tool for awareness increasing public and professionals (Website) Construction material emission database and guidance Studies targeted to most vulnerable groups (children –EP-, elderly) Major projects on radon,consumer products,ventilation, moisture and dampness

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Thank you!


				
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