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Umweltbundesamt (UBA)

Wörlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-Roßlau

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For man and the environment is the mission statement of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). Founded in 1974, the UBA is Germany’s central federal authority on environmental matters. Its key statutory mandates are: * To provide scientific support to the Federal Government (e.g.. the Federal Ministries for Environment; Health; Research; Transport, Building and Urban Affairs); * Implementation of environmental laws (e.g. emissions trading, authorisation of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and plant protection agents) * Information of the public about environmental protection.

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    Platiciser DEHP is ingested mainly through food

    Food constitutes an important exposure path of the plasticiser DEHP. The substance, which makes plastics flexible, has been found in the environment and in human urine. This is undesirable as the substance has a damaging effect on the reproductive organs which can impair the fertility and d ... more

    The REACH regulation as an effective way of regulating nanomaterials

    There is currently a need for better  identification and assessment of potential hazards arising from nanomaterials for humans and their environment in the future. With this aim, the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) ... more

    Flame retardants in breast milk - no risk to infants in Germany

    Residues of flame retardants in breast milk do not constitute a risk for breastfed infants in Germany. This is confirmed by a study carried out by the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on behalf of the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA). In the study, which is part of the Action P ... more

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