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European testing procedure: Emissions from construction products

A gypsum board in an emissions testing chamber.

For reliable data on pollutant emissions from construction products both validated testing procedures and qualified testing bodies are required. Test methods for determining the release of dangerous substances from construction products have been available in Europe for some time, and the first designated testing laboratories for this purpose have recently been set up in line with EU regulations. read more

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Health

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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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment