hayfever

autopollen

Pan-European initiative to provide pollen forecasts based on near real-time observations

The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring service (CAMS) recently formed a new partnership with the European Aeroallergen Network (EAN,) and will explore ground breaking technology to deliver automatic pollen observations in near real-time across Europe. Every year during spring and early summer comes a chorus of sneezing, wheezing and sniffling, because this is peak hay fever season […]

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Process of Automatic Pollencounting

The process starts bottom left with trees, grasses or herbs producing pollen, which become airborn. Step 1. Collect & fix pollen Collecting these pollen from the air with some kind of vacuum cleaner. Of course the volume of air processed in a certain period of time is important since you want information about the concentration […]

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Pollencount by hour

This graph is an example of pollenconcentration during three different types of days. Day 1 shows airborn pollen between 9:00 and 17:00. Day 2 shows a pollenpeak during the early morning hours. Day 3 shows a peak in the evening. Weatherconditions, like a rainshower, a sunny or cloudy day, have big influence on the hourly […]

allergy

Poa annua, meadow grass

About Poa annua Poa annua, or annual meadow grass (known in America more commonly as annual bluegrass or simply poa), is a widespread low-growing turfgrass in temperate climates. Though P. annua is commonly considered a solely annual plant due to its name, perennial bio-types do exist. ‘Poa’ is Greek for fodder. It is one of […]

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Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris

About  Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris Artemisia vulgaris (mugwort or common wormwood) is one of several species in the genus Artemisia commonly known as mugwort, although Artemisia vulgaris is the species most often called mugwort. This species is also occasionally known as riverside wormwood, felon herb, chrysanthemum weed, wild wormwood, old Uncle Henry, sailor’s tobacco, naughty man, […]

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Ambrosia

About Ambrosia Ragweeds are flowering plants in the genus Ambrosia in the aster family, Asteraceae. They are distributed in the tropical and subtropical regions of the New World, especially North America, where the origin and center of diversity of the genus are in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Several species have been introduced […]

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Belgium

Forecast Pollenconcentration:  very low   low   moderate   high   extreme 24 hour forecast >> Maps developed by hooikoortsradar.nl , buienradar.nl  &  Elkerliek Hospital

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Herb calendar

This calendar shows when specific types of herbs are flowering  (in the Netherlands), each herb is explained by a short video. Parietaria judaice and Ambrosia artemisiifolia are the most allergenic. Most allergenic herbs: Rumex acetosa   Plantago lanceolata   Parietaria judaica more information >> Urtica dioica   Artemisia vulgaris more information about Artemisia vulgaris >> […]