To counter the arrival of new well being crises of infectious origin and restrict the rising quantity of power ailments, we should make environmental well being a pillar of the well being system.
The Covid-19 pandemic is exacerbating pre-present environmental and social crises. It ought to lead us to rethink our well being coverage to face the problem of future well being crises of infectious origin.
If the well being care system has up to now resisted the disaster with problem and due to the dedication of a nursing employees in nice ache, it’s pressing to alleviate it of the rising burden of power ailments by establishing the second pillar of the system. complementary well being care system: environmental well being.
The well being disaster additional reveals the very sturdy hyperlinks between the setting and well being. If the delivery of zoonoses seems to be linked to the destruction and exploitation of biodiversity, the circumstances for their improvement are linked to a number of components, together with the weakening of populations with power ailments.
In such circumstances, public well being can not focus solely on healing drugs, which is definitely important, however should urgently combine main prevention, to permit each one to not fall in poor health as a result of of their setting.
It is pressing to evaluation our well being mannequin, to alter paradigm and body of reference, to consider well being by way of a “One health” method, combining human and animal well being, in addition to that of ecosystems, selling the perpetuation of species and people in good reproductive situation.
It is crucial to cut back air pollution of human origin, whether or not chemical, bodily or organic, and their potential cocktail results. It is pressing to protect and restore the high quality of meals, water, air or soil, with out forgetting to stop the causes of lengthy-time period psychological well being problems, that are rising quickly in the context of Covid-19 pandemic.
The European Commission has set the goal “Zero pollution by 2030” and the UN General Assembly adopted in 2015 in the Sustainable Development Goals, the discount of mortality from power ailments by 30% and the finish of the development of weight problems and diabetes.
The time has come to impress the “big bang” of well being and social establishments and to contain residents’ actions in it to realize these aims and stop new crises from arising with their disastrous penalties for society.
We, a collective of citizen associations for the protection of the setting, well being, ladies, rights, shoppers, household associations, professionals and sufferers, collectives and unions, united inside the Collectif Inter – Environmental Health associations, ask the authorities to do the whole lot of their energy to make sure that the setting wherein we function ensures our well being, that of our youngsters, of our kinfolk, of the total inhabitants.
We determine to come back collectively for:
- Denounce the shortcomings of present public insurance policies in phrases of environmental well being.
- Bring a collective voice in the media and communication relays, with the Government, establishments and political figures, to defend a shared imaginative and prescient of environmental well being.
- Weigh with the political forces on the event of the departmental, regional and presidential elections in order that an environmental well being coverage is proposed throughout the subsequent electoral deadlines.
- Propose operational options, significantly institutional ones, to construct a public environmental well being coverage in France.
- Innovate in phrases of citizen participation by sending residents ‘needs again from the territories, particularly by federating giant regional residents’ conferences on environmental well being, by mobilizing and elevating consciousness amongst the basic public.
Each and each one of us is dedicated to creating environmental well being a pillar of the well being system.
Signatory individuals and associations
Mallory ANDRIANTAVY GUYON and Muriel AUPRINCE, Coll’Air Pur Santé
Arnaud APOTEKER, Justice Pesticides
Alain BAZOT, UFC-Que Choisir
Thomas BOURDREL, Strasbourg Respire Collective
Gérard BAPT and Chantal L’HOIR, French Association of Thyroid Patients
Michel BESNARD, Support collective for victims of pesticides West
René CADOT, Action Santé Solidarité
Elisabeth CARBONE, Miramap
André CICOLELLA, Environment Health Network
Alain COLLOMB, French Health and Environment Association
Nathalie DELPHIN, Union of Women Dentists
Laure DUCOS, Greenpeace France
Cathy and Richard FAITG, CES 74
Chloé FOURCHON, Les Petites Z’étincelles
Laura GERARD, Trade Union Confederation of Families
Lamia KERDJANA, Young Doctors
Christian KHALIFA, Indecosa CGT
Philippe LADOUGNE, Warrior Enguerrand
Laurent LALO, Regards Collective
Malik SALEMKOUR, League of Human Rights
Didier LAMBERT, E3M, marketing campaign For aluminum-free vaccines
Christine MALFAY-REGNIER, SOS-MCS
Agnès MAURIN and Philippe PALAT, League Against Obesity
Véronique MOREIRA, WECF France
François MOURGUES, C2DS
Guillaume MULLER, Air Health Climate Collective
Tania PACHEFF, Plastic-free canteen France
Sophie PELLETIER, PRIARTEM Ondes-Health-Environment
Alice PILLOT, PEPS’L
Virginie RIO and Céline FOURDRINOY, Association Collectif BAMP!
Carole ROBERT, Fibromyalgia France
Marie-Odile SOYER-GOBILLARD, HHORAGES France
Ghislaine SICRE, Convergence Nurse
Jacques TESTART, Citizen Sciences
Marie THIBAUD, Collective Stop the cancers of our youngsters
Mathé TOULLIER, Association of Families Victims of lead poisoning
Stéphane VEDRENNE, Eva for Life, Federation Growing Up Without Cancer
Francois VEILLERETTE, Future Generations
Stéphanie VILLE, Aidons Marina, Federation Growing Up Without Cancer