Hazelnut and alder pollen count on the way



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Approaching hazelnut and alder pollen: first signs of hay fever possible

As the Foundation of the German Pollen Information Service announced, the first pollen are already active this year. At the moment there are slight values ​​for the pollen count of alder and hazelnut. The pollen load on the ragweed plant is likely to last longer after 2011.

According to the pollen forecast by the German Weather Service, the first pollen from hazelnut and alder is on the way. Very weak to weak values ​​are currently measured for almost all regions in Germany. In southern Germany, however, weak to moderate values ​​have already been demonstrated.

According to PID, allergy sufferers of hazelnut and alder could already be affected by hay fever and sneezing. According to the association, around six million people in Germany are allergic to tree pollen. As in the previous year, an increase in birch pollen is expected this year. For grasses, a relatively normal season can be expected this year. Ambrosia pollen and mugwort are likely to be prolonged this year. (sb)

400 so-called "phenological instant detectors" announce the pollen count of hazel, alder, birch, grass and other allergy plants all over Germany. The measurements and reports from the phenological instant detectors are used for the daily pollen flight forecast by the German Weather Service. The German Pollen Information Service Foundation also evaluates the data at 45 different locations in the republic. These data are also included in the overall assessment of the weather service. (sb)

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