Allgemeine Gesundheit


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


Commissions and Working Groups

etwa 10 Leute sitzen auf einer Veranstaltung an U-förmig aufgestellten Tischen mit Namensschildern und Laptops, vorne läuft ein Beamer

Experts from federal and other authorities, from universities and other research institutes give advice to the Federal Environment Agency in commissions and working groups. Recommended actions are worked out after intensive discussion. Otherwise the Federal Environment Agency provides advice to working groups of federal government and German federal states as well as to the WHO. read more


Environmental justice – Environment, health and social conditions

Where we live is a determining factor for how much we are affected by environmental influences.

People with low incomes and little education are often more exposed to environmental stress than socially advantaged people. Under the heading of “environmental justice”, the UBA works on the subject of the (uneven) distribution of exposure to environm. pressures and environmental resources and its health implications, with the aim of helping to create healthy environmental and living conditions. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment