With an Online flash survey pulmonologist of the Federation of , sleep and respiratory physician (BdP) surveyed 1200 members to the current debate about air pollutants and limit values. Thus, the Association reacted to an opinion, just a bit more than a hundred lung specialist doctors in the Sauerland Professor Dieter Köhler, in which the scientific justification of the current limits for nitrogen oxides and particulate matter.

Stefan Tomik

editor in the policy.

F. A. Z.

The topic will be discussed in the BdP highly emotional. The quick reaction of many members of the Union. While the answers to such surveys, dropping in slowly, participating since Thursday afternoon, more than 400 of 1200 members. The vast majority of the pulmonologist calls for the clean air for respiratory diseased and Healthy. But the limits differ.

results Overview:

For 91 percent of the respondents pulmonologist, it is understood that, for the protection of patients and the total population of the air pollution so far as is possible should be lowered. 85 percent of the pulmonologists voices of the world health organization has recently declared in addition to the climate change the air pollution of the largest global threats. 86 percent agree that a discussion on the methodology of studies on the scientific evidence of air pollutants lead to a trivialization of the effects of air pollution. 96 percent find that a controversial evidence obliges political decision makers to support the improvement of evidence-by science. 77 per cent are of the opinion that nitrogen oxides are so-called Marker for poor-quality air, i.e., indicators of stress of the respiratory air, which are representative of a Cocktail of air pollutants that can not be measured in the mobile measuring stations.

there is, However, among the BdP members ‘ disagreement over the applicable limit values for air pollutants. The answers to this Thesis: to show “in Order to protect our respiratory patients in the best possible way and to minimize the health risks of the total population, I’m as pneumo-login/pulmonologist to continue for the retention of the existing, politically decided upon and legally defined limits.” Agreed with the statement, 47 per cent of the respondents, 53 percent against.