Joint press release with the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Environmental health in indoor spaces
Conference hosted by Federal Ministry for Environment and Federal Environment Agency in Berlin
Mr Michael Müller, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, opened a conference on air quality in indoor spaces in Berlin today, saying, ”Environmental protection means preventative healthcare. We must become active in all areas where environmental factors may have adverse impact on health. Since we spend around 80 to 90 percent of our time indoors, concern for indoor air quality is key in the prevention of environmental pollution that affects health,” said Mr Müller. The conference is co-hosted by the Federal Ministry for Environment and Federal Environment Agency on 23-24 June and intends to spotlight the current problems in indoor spaces, how to assess the health aspects, and which options for political action might result.