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An essential objective of the protection of immissions is to avoid, or at least reduce, harmful emissions and immissions as far as possible in order to protect people, animals and plants, but also the soil and water, from harmful environmental effects.   Emissions can be air pollution, e.g. dusts or gases, but can also occur as sound emissions (noise), light emissions, radiation or vibrations. Typical examples are pollutant emissions from cars or chimneys from industrial plants, dust-like emissions from heaps, road noise or nuisances caused by light. Immissions are the emissions that affect people, animals, plants and the environment. The measure is usually the concentration of a pollutant or a sum parameter per area (for air emissions).   The central provision is the Federal Immission Protection Act (BImSchG) with its ordinances. Companies with a particular environmental relevance are obliged to employ an immission protection officer, who must work towards compliance with environmental and occupational health and safety regulations and also on environmentally friendly production processes. As a neighbour of a plant, which can be a business or even a plot of land, you must tolerate immissions to a certain extent if you are not affected by this, or only insignificantly. A minor impairment occurs if the immission values of the TA noise or the TA air are not exceeded. In doing so, higher requirements are placed on installations in need of approval than on installations that do not require approval.

For many basic emission protection questions, you will find information/explanations on the pages of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federal Environment Agency.

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