Chemicals, pollution and health

The BZL team has been engaged in environmental affairs for around 30 years – in the meantime we have published many of our results and projects, most of them in German, see

Here is an interview with Prof. Uwe Lahl on the occasion of ecochem 2013 in Basel:

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English Publications

2013
  • Lahl U., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: RISKCYCLE and EU Legislation. In: Bilitewski B., Darbra R.M., Barceló D. (Eds.): Global Risk-Based Management oc Chemical Additives II. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry 23, 137-152, 2013
  • Lahl U., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Risk based management of chemicals and products in a circular economy at a global scale (risk cycle), extended producer responsibility and EU legislation. Environmental Sciences Europe 2013, 25:3 doi:10.1186/2190-4715-25-3
    External Link: Publication (html)
  • External Link: Publication (pdf, 1,7 MB)

    2011
  • Lahl, U.: Possible Recommendations – Progress Report. China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), Special Policy Study on Mercury Management in China, Beijing, June 1.-2., 2011
    Download: Slideshow (pdf, 1,9 MB)
  • Lahl U., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Going Green: Chemicals. Fields of action for a resource-efficient chemical industry. Volume 19 of the Ecology Series, commissioned and published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation 2011
    Download: Going Green: Chemicals (pdf, 1,41 MB)
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    Older publications

    1994
  • Wilken M., Walkow F., Jager E., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Flooding area and sediment contamination of the river Mulde, an Elbe-influx, with PCDD/F and other organic pollutants. Chemosphere 29 (9-11), 2237-2252, 1994
  • Kolenda J., Gass H., Wilken M., Jager J., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Determination and reduction of PCDD/F emissions from wood burning facilities. Chemosphere 29 (9-11), 1927-1938, 1994
  • 1993
  • Kolenda J., Gass H., Wilken M., Jager J., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Determination and reduction of PCDD/F emissions from wood burning facilities. Poster, DIOXIN '93, Wien, and: Organohalogen Compounds 11, 401-404, 1993
  • Beyer A., Rakel H., Wilken M., Jager J., Schanne L., Jager E., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Site investigation after aircraft crash in a west-german city. Poster, 4. TNO-Konferenz, 3.-7.5.1993, Berlin
  • 1992
  • Wilken M., Cornelsen B., Fabarius G., Zeschmar-Lahl B., Jager J.: Soil Contamination with PCDD/PCDF and other Organohalogen Compounds in Bitterfeld/Wolfen (former GDR). Lecture, DIOXIN'92, 24.-28.8.1992, Tampere (SF)
  • Zeschmar-Lahl B.: What are non-agricultural pesticides? PAN Dossier No. 4: Pesticides in Europe at the Edge of the Twentieth Century. Proceedings of the European PAN Conference, Brussels, 16.-18.1.1992, 16-22, 1992
  • 1991
  • Wilken M., Neugebauer F., Fabarius G., Zeschmar-Lahl B., Jager J.: PCDD/-PCDF contamination of different pesticides produced in former GDR. Poster P 111, Dioxin '91, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, September 1991
  • Böske J., Ehmann J., Kurz R., Lahl U.: PCDD/PCDF immission by a municipal waste incinerator – results of a luff/lee study. Poster P 101, DIOXIN'91, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, September 1991
  • 1990
  • Fabarius G., Wilken M., Borgas M., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Release of organic pollutants during accidental fires. Lecture, DIOXIN'90, Bayreuth, and: Organohalogen Compounds 3, 373-376, 1990
  • Lahl U.: Controlling And Eliminating Ozone Depleting Compounds From The View Of A Municipal Administration In The FRG. United Nations: The World Congress of Local Governments for a Sustainable Future, New York, 5.-8.9.1990
  • 1989
  • Stachel B., Dougherty R.C., Lahl U., Schlösser M., Zeschmar B.: Toxic Environmental Chemicals in Human Semen: Analytical Method and Case Studies. andrologia 21 (3), 282-291, 1989
    External link: Abstract
  • 1988
  • Maywald A., Zeschmar-Lahl B., Lahl U.: Water fit to drink? In: Goldsmith E., Hildyard N. (Hrsg.): The Earth Report. Monitoring the battle of our environment. Mitchell Beazley Publ., London, 79-88, 1988
  • 1987
  • König H.P., Lahl U., Kock H.: Determination of organic volatiles in ambient air in the area of a landfill. J. Aerosol Sci. 18 (6), 837-840, 1987
  • 1984
  • Stachel B., Lahl U., Zeschmar B.: Pollution of the river Rhine with halogenated organic compounds. An investigation during a „Fließende Welle”. Sci. Tot. Envir. 40, 103-113, 1984
  • Darimont T., Lahl U., Zeschmar B.: Nitrate levels in drinking water in a wine producing area of Germany (F.R.G.). Sci. Tot. Envir. 37, 253-257, 1984
  • 1983
  • Lahl U., Zeschmar B., Gabel B., Kozicki R., Podbielski A., Stachel B., Struss S.: Ground-water pollution by nitrate. Proceedings of an International Symposium. UNESCO – IAH – IAHS, 1159-1170, 1983
    External link: Publikation (pdf, 1,53 MB)
  • Zeschmar B. et al. (1983): Zeeman-AAS-Direct Analysis of solid and liquid Materials. International Conference Heidelberg: Heavy Metals in the Environment. 6.-7.9.1983
  • 1982
  • Gabel B., Kozicki R., Lahl U., Podbielski A., Stachel B., Struss S.: Pollution of drinking water with nitrate. Chemosphere 11 (11), 1147-1154, 1982
  • Lahl U., Cetinkaya M., Düszeln J.v., Gabel B., Stachel B., Thiemann W.: Health risks for infants caused by trihalomethane generation during chemical disinfection of feeding utensils. Ecol. Food Nutr. 12, 7-17, 1982
  • 1981
  • Lahl U., Bätjer K., Cetinkaya M., Düszeln J.v., Gabel B., Stachel B., Thiemann W.: Distribution and balance of volatile halogenated hydrocarbons in the water and air of covered swimming pools using chlorine for water disinfection. Water Res. 15 (7), 803-814, 1981
  • Lahl U., Cetinkaya M., Düszeln J.v., Stachel B., Thiemann W.: Health risks from volatile halogenated hydrocarbons? Sci. Tot. Envir. 20, 171-189, 1981
  • Stachel B., Bätjer K., Cetinkaya M., Düszeln J.v., Lahl U., Lierse K., Thiemann W.: On site continuous liquid liquid extraction of nonpolar organic compounds in water. Anal. Chem. 53, 1469-1472, 1981
  • 1980
  • Bätjer K., Cetinkaya M., Düszeln J.v., Gabel B., Lahl U., Stachel B., Thiemann W.: Chloroform emission into urban atmosphere. Chemosphere 9 (5/6), 311-316, 1980
  • Bätjer K., Gabel B., Koschorrek M., Lahl U., Stachel B., Thiemann W.: Drinking water in Bremen: Trihalomethanes and social costs. A case study of bromoform formation during chlorination of river water highly contaminated with bromide ions. Sci. Tot. Envir. 14, 287-291, 1980
  • Lahl U., Bätjer K., Cetinkaya M., Düszeln J.v., Gabel B., Kozicki R., Podbielski A., Stachel B., Thiemann W.: Volatile halogenated hydrocarbons in food – analytical method and case study. Proc. Weltkongress Lebensmittelinfektionen und -intoxikationen, Berlin, 29.6.-3.7.1980