In the area of environmental aid

The fine dust that comes out of the living room

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Senior Editor Real Estate
Feuer im Kamin: die Feinstaub-Belastung kann hier sehr hoch sein Feuer im Kamin: die Feinstaub-Belastung kann hier sehr hoch sein
Cosy relaxation at the fireplace: for the meteorologist Jörg Kachelmann, the "Reichenfeinstaub" ("Reichenfeinstaub") is being created here.
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Eleven million fireplaces and stoves are available in German households. They produce more and more harmful fine dust than road traffic. Experts call for a filter obligation. What is striking, however, is that the policy is still in place-even the Greens.

E s smells like winter in Germany. The first days with permanent frost announce themselves. In many residential areas, however, residents do not expect clear and clean January air when they enter the open air at wind-quenchable evenings, but rather scent smell. Smoky air rakes, sometimes with a slightly sulphur-containing additional note.

Then the neighbors once again fueled their fireplace or oven. More than eleven million so-called single-room fireplaces are located in German households. However, about four to five million of these do not meet the current requirements of the Federal Immisional Protection Act.

They spread unfiltered and partly unburnt smoke with soot, fine dust and carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Therefore, the open wood fire is not only in the visor of the German Environmental Aid.