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Health Protection

Valvira directs the implementation and supervision of national legislation on health protection. The population's health is protected, for example, by monitoring and investigating adverse health effects of tap water, bathing water, housing, public spaces and waste, and by influencing land use to prevent adverse health effects.

Current issues

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Sensitive population groups must be protected from excess indoor temperatures in hot weather

Long periods of heat in summer cause overheating in indoor areas and various health hazards especially for sensitive population groups.
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Guideline for the assessment of water quality risks in buildings’ water systems – to prevent the spread of Legionella bacteria

The purpose is to prevent health hazards caused by buildings’ water systems through risk assessments and, if necessary, monitoring.
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