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Biomonitoring – Fit for the future

The Association of German Engineers ("Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V." or VDI) is featuring Dr. Monica Wäber as chairwoman of the guideline committee of the Commission on Air Pollution Control of the VDI/DIN in its Technology and Innovation blog. Here you can learn more about why the impact on air quality is measured, how it differs from technical air measurements and why biomonitoring methods are fit for the future. Read the article here...

Voluntary monitoring means security for airports and for the public.

The operation of an airport inevitably releases air pollutants into the environment. In order to determine and assess the effects, biomonitoring with grass cultures was carried out at Leipzig/Halle Airport in 2020. Reliable statements could be made for the surrounding area using the standardised procedure. You can find out which ones here.

Biomonitoring has been and continues to be a useful way to raise the level of citizens' acceptance of airport operations. Ms. Wäber and her coauthor Frank Pompe document where and with what benefits in a brief report.

Will the Berlin Brandenburg Airport impact the environment? And if so, how? The airport operator is investigating air quality and using biomonitoring to examine foodstuffs. The objective is to determine how air traffic already impacts the environment today and to document possible changes. You'll find an in-depth interview on the topic here.

Let flowers do the talking: Gain acceptance and trust.

Targeted communication supports the success of a biomonitoring project. A project is successful when all stakeholders are satisfied with the result. In the field of biomonitoring communications has to focus on satisfying the varied interests of a target group that includes operators, government agencies, municipalities and citizens. Read the article here...

Monika WäberBees and honey monitoring form a bridge to many sustainability topics.

Since 2008 we have been monitoring the effect of operations at the international Munich Airport on foodstuffs such as honey and supervise communication.

Clean air, particulates and ultrafine particles, mercury emissions and impact of pollutants are on everyone's lips and reason to argue for technical development as well as appropriate communication in the editorial of the professional journal Gefahrstoffe - Reinhaltung der Luft July/August 2018.