President of the World Medical Association: Montgomery: Lowering the heating temperature to 19 degrees is harmless to health

President of the World Medical Association
Montgomery: Lowering the heating temperature to 19 degrees is harmless to health

World Medical President Frank Ulrich Montgomery considers the reduction in heating temperatures in offices to 19 degrees planned by the EU to be harmless to health. “Then you bring your sweater from home,” said the chairman of the World Medical Association on Thursday of the Bayern media group. The reduction only has to be announced in good time so that everyone can prepare for it – the temperature reduction means “nothing at all” for the health of the employees.

Montgomery showed incomprehension for the criticism of the EU Commission’s 19-degree plans. “This debate is simply undignified given the threat to the people of Ukraine and our susceptibility to blackmail from Putin,” he said.

Because of the threat of gas supply stops by Russia, the EU Commission is proposing extensive energy-saving measures throughout Europe. According to the draft of the Brussels authority’s gas emergency plan, which is available to the AFP news agency, the member states should be able to order a reduced heating temperature of 19 degrees in public and commercial buildings in winter. The EU Commission is also proposing extensive gas-saving campaigns for the period from October to March.

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