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Health

Commissions and Working Groups

etwa 10 Leute sitzen auf einer Veranstaltung an U-förmig aufgestellten Tischen mit Namensschildern und Laptops, vorne läuft ein Beamer

Experts from federal and other authorities, from universities and other research institutes give advice to the Federal Environment Agency in commissions and working groups. Recommended actions are worked out after intensive discussion. Otherwise the Federal Environment Agency provides advice to working groups of federal government and German federal states as well as to the WHO. read more

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Transport | Noise

Traffic noise

Traffic noise is a serious problem in Germany, where surveys show that traffic-noise pollution has declined only marginally over the past decade. A statistically significant proportion of the German population is exposed to a sufficiently high level of noise pollution for this factor to constitute a probable health risk. read more

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Umwelt-Indikator

Indicator: Air quality in agglomerations

A graph shows how strongly, on average, urban background levels of three main air pollutants in German agglomerations exceeded World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations between 2000 and 2018. The trend for the different pollutants varies. Between 2000 and 2018, the values for nitrogen dioxide were between 35.9 and 1.9 percent, for ozone between 71.0 and 76.8 percent and for particulate matter (PM2.5) between 77.3 and 24.8 percent.

The background levels of three main air pollutants in German agglomerations exceed World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline values.Close to sources, pollutant levels can even be significantly higher.The situation regarding nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter has greatly improved since 2000.Ozone and particulate matter pollution is very dependent on the weather. Levels thus fluctuate significa... read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

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