danger to health


Environmental burden of disease

Traffic jam in a crowded street

Environmental influences can cause illness: For example, noise increases the risk of heart attack and particulate matter may trigger lung cancer. The Federal Environment Agency uses the "environmental burden of disease” concept to investigate which environmental impacts are associated with particularly large numbers of diseases and what benefits environmental protection can have for our health. read more

Economy | Consumption


Shopping Mall

There is a huge variety of products as well the environmental impact which is the inevitable consequence of today’s consumerism. Often it is no easy matter to find out available ecofriendly-products amongst the labyrinth of choices. Ecolabels should provide guidance and orientation. The UBA is committed to promote a wider use of environmentally friendly products and their success on the market. read more


UMID: Notes for authors

GeneralThe UMID publishes both submissions solicited by the editors and unsolicited submissions of original articles. The posts should be clearly structured and represent facts in an easily comprehensible manner. Each post is checked by the Editorial Committee before publication in a qualified internal peer review process. Previously published texts, tables and images must be furnished with accura... read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment