Press release from | No. 22/2022

Parts of the European population have alarmingly high levels of pollutant exposure

Blutabnahme mit einer Spritze

Some of Europe’s population have alarmingly high levels of exposure to pollutants. This is the conclusion of the European human biomonitoring initiative HBM4EU, coordinated by UBA. Plasticisers were detected in all children and adolescents examined, and per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are also present in human blood in quantities that are in some cases too high. read more

Press release from | No. 21/2022

Federal Environment Ministry and German Environment Agency name winners of innovative mobility actions

Fahrradfahren in Kassel

Temporary play streets, street sponsors, a cargo cycle festival or a “walking machine parade” are among the diverse actions promoting more sustainable mobility which cities, municipalities and nonmunicipal actors such as businesses, associations and schools registered in the competition. Fürstenfeldbruck, Karlsruhe, Kassel and Leipzig are winners of national prize for European Mobility Week. read more

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