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(S+) How Habeck's heating regulations affect (podcast)


One degree down in offices is no longer comfortable for everyone. With warm clothing and exercise, it can at least be endured. Doctors warn of two other dangers.

Heating down: The federal government lowers the temperature in many public buildings to 19 degrees Celsius.

This is what the Energy Saving Ordinance, which has been in force since the beginning of September, provides.

Companies are also given this opportunity.

So far, a minimum temperature of 20 degrees was prescribed for them in offices.

It can be one degree less by the end of February.

Economics and Climate Protection Minister Robert Habeck does not want to impose strict heating regulations on the citizens.

But he sees the 19 degrees as an appeal to private households.

Because of rising energy prices, many people have to save anyway, whether they want to or not.

In the podcast, environmental physicians Tomke Zschachlitz and Wolfgang Straff explain how the drop in temperature is affecting people.

Both work for the Federal Environment Agency in Berlin.

They talk about comfort, recommend warm clothing - and they warn of two other dangers that are particularly threatening this winter: mold and poisoning from alternative heating methods.

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