Environmental impact on people

Eine Kuh grast auf einer Wiese, dahinter stehen Einfamilienhäuser. Hinter den Häuser ragen riesige qualmende Schornsteine empor.Click to enlarge
Our health is influenced by the environment we live in.
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Environmental impact

Where people live, they create their own environment - living conditions, livelihood, social bonds and leisure-time activities secure and support their lives.

City and rural communities are often influenced by similar environmental factors.  Problems can arise through climate change and from particulate matter from industrial combustion processors. The increasing demand of energy, industrial, agricultural and consumer products as well as increase of mobility belong to the main causes.

Additional factors, for example, manufactorial, leisure and traffic related noise influence the living environment.

A low concentration of indoor air pollutants is essential for a healthy living environment. Therefore the correct choice of building products, sufficient airing of rooms and the use of toxic-free products is important.