Environmental Burden of Disease

Health

Environmental burden of disease

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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

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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment