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Steps towards implementation

The French NEHAP was presented in June 2004 by the Prime Minister. The plan identifies 45 actions to be taken, which are piloted by the ministries in charge of environment, health, labour and research.

Designed for a 5 year duration (2004-2008), the plan includes specific actions toward children, which form part of one of the 3 top priorities of the plan. These are:

- guarantee good quality air and water.
- prevent disease caused by environmental factors and in particular cancer.
- better inform the public and to protect sensitive populations (pregnant women, children and old people).

On 5 July 2006, an interim report and a summary chart informed about the actions already carried out since to 2004 and the remaining actions for the year 2006, which include the elaboration of regional environment and health action programmes.

Visit the WHO website. It can help you find out more about what your government has to say about its activities for children’s environment and health. For information and views from NGOs, stay on these pages.

Latest news:
- >>> Child Safety Report Cards for France
- France: first consumers’ website for teens, September 2006
- France: report on the state of the contamination of waters by pesticides
- France presents its NEHAP interim report
- France: indoor pollution and epidemiological studies
- Consultation meeting with NGOs on 13 December 2005
- Educating to noise risks
- French regulation on lead: local authorities take further actions
- First national congress on environmental pathologies, 7-8 October 2005

Your government’s contact point

Ms Céline Couderc
Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development
20 avenue de Ségur
75302 Paris 07 SP

National member of the European Environment and Health Committee (EEHC)

Professor William Dab (Chair of the EEHC)
Chaire "Hyfiène et sécurité" du CNAM
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
2 rue Conté
75 141 Paris Cedex 03