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Environmental medicine

A blood sample is taken from someones arm.

The environmental medicine discipline aims to prevent the occurrence of environmental complaints and diseases in people. The cause of suffering is not always the same. Diagnosis and treatment often require cross-disciplinary cooperation and experience. read more

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Newsletter WHO CC Air Hygiene

Schild des WHO CC Air Quality Management and Air Pollution Control

Twice a year the WHO Collaborating Center for Air Quality Management and Air Pollution Control publishes news about air quality of the member states of the WHO region Europe. read more

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Environment and Health: newsletters and series

The cover pictures of newsletters and series about environment and health are shown.

Division Environmental Hygiene of the Federal Environmetal Agency periodically publishes new knowledges in the field of environmental hygiene (environment and health) that are gained in own studies and in cooperation with other federal agencies. The publication are available digitally and printed.  read more

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Environmental impact on people

Eine Kuh grast auf einer Wiese, dahinter stehen Einfamilienhäuser. Hinter den Häuser ragen riesige qualmende Schornsteine empor.

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,... read more

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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

Braune Apothekenfläschchen mit Etiketten beschriftet, zum Beispiel Benzin

Volatile organic compounds are partly of natural origin, partly contained in articles of daily use, and can constantly reach our nose and skin. What health effects can VOCs have? How can unwanted exposure be reduced? read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment