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Health

Headaches

A child that holds its head.

It is often difficult to find out exactly what triggers headaches or migraines. However, poor air quality should be considered when searching for headache causes. read more

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UMID: Environment and Human Health – Information Service

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations.

The magazine "UMID: Environment and Human Health - Information Service" (German: "UMID: Umwelt und Mensch – Informationsdienst") is published annually in 2 issues. It provides information on current topics in the fields of environment and health, environmental medicine and consumer protection. Each article contains an English abstract. All issues are available in the archive. read more

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Climate change and health

That's good against heat: a cooling water bag

Heat waves are extreme weather phenomena that can have an impact on health. They are especially hazardous to the health of infants, toddlers and the elderly in need of care. It is assumed that storms, hurricane and floods will also have an effect on health, either directly or as a result of stress. Impaired drinking water and supply has an indirect health impact. read more

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COPD

Ein Inhalator.

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a frequent lung disorder of increasing worldwide importance. It is characterized by a continual deterioration of the pulmonary function. Air pollutants might play a role in the development and course of the disease. read more

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German Environmental Survey, GerES

Collage

Chemicals, mould or noise – people are exposed every day to potentially harmful influences from the environment. In the German Environmental Survey, the Federal Environment Agency is investigating the exposure of the population to pollutants and other environmental effects such as noise. It is thereby contributing to the protection of people and the environment. read more

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Umwelt-Indikator

Indicator: Hot days

A graph shows the number of hot days in the areal mean for 1951 to 2019. Although the trend varies greatly, the increase is clearly visible. A trend line has also been plotted on the graph which shows a significant rise.

The highest number of hot days averaged across Germany were recorded in 2003, 2015 and 2018.Despite considerable fluctuations between individual years, the overall trend is rising significantly.More hot days are expected during summer months in the coming decades due to climate change. read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment