Air pollution is a public health emergency killing 391,000 people in the EU and being responsible for the onset and worsened symptoms of many chronic diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or eczema.

The European Medicines Agency has launched a consultation that will serve to revise the European Commission Guideline Annex on the ‘Excipients in the labelling and package leaflet of medicinal products for human use’.

The European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) has asked the Scientific Committees on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) to provide their scientific input on e-cigarettes. 

On the 20th of March 2019, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma launched a ‘blueprint’ to encourage the future Parliament to adopt a renewed EU policy agenda on allergy and airways diseases

The second edition of the Interest Group's "Allergy and Asthma Exchange" is now available. This issue captures latest activities of the Interest Group including a policy event in the European Parliament in March and the launch of the Interest Group's Blueprint, as well as news from the European Medicines Agency, the World Health Organisation and many more from across Europe. 

Late January, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs legislative released a legislative proposal providing that labelling of ingredients is required on all food prepared on the premises in which it is sold.