Environmental impact

As humans we are affected by the environment. Pollution can make us ill. Intact landscapes, meanwhile, have a positive effect on our health.

Varied landscapes with a diversity of flora and fauna have a positive effect on health. Pollution can lead to ill health and affect our well-being. If we want to protect our health, then we need to take care of the environment.

The report Umwelt und Gesundheit in der Schweiz – Environment and Health in Switzerland (not available in English) discusses these statements in detail and backs them up with figures. The authors look at how our environment impacts our health in many different ways, how improvements in environmental protection benefit our health and where there is a need for action to be taken. The report is published by the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN and the FOPH.

Last modification 04.12.2019

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