Holi – Festival of colours and dust

Menschen streuen verschiedne Farben aus

Holi is a traditional Indian spring festival with Hindu roots, signifying the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and the end of winter. The festival where people throw brightly coloured powders at each other is a very colourful event bringing together people of all castes, sex, status, and age. read more


Special Exposure Situations

Smog during sunrise in Shanghai

Exceptional exposure situations deserve special consideration. They occur when usual or expected environmental conditions are not met. Human health is particularly at risk in these often extreme stressful situations, therefore environmental hygiene and environmental medicine take up a position on such topics. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment