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Current pollen risk in Canberra

Grass Pollen Risk
week ending 31st Dec 2007

Atmospheric pollen trends during Dec 2007

  • Grass pollen reaches moderate levels during dry
    periods of December though high rainfall keeps
    daily pollne counts down during the month
  • 15th and 30th Dec are the peak allergenic days
    for grass pollen
  • Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse) is
    recognised in the pollen counts (appears first in
    early Oct).

  • climate data from Bureua of Meteorology
  • high dust days = days registering periods of particle counts > 20000grains/m3/hr
    (visible semi-opaque area on sample tape)

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Sept 07; Sept-Oct 07; Oct 07; Oct-Nov 07; Nov 07

Grass pollen allergy
forecast categories
1 - 30
50 - 149
Very High
*Most sufferers will start to experience symptoms when the count (grains/m3 of air) reaches the moderate category (from NPARU, UK )
ANU participants
Dr Simon Haberle (RMAP)
Dr Janelle Stevenson (ANH)
Feli Hopf (ANH)
Ben Keaney (ANH)
Dr Mat Prebble (ANH)
Ivan Hanigan (NCEPH)
Prof Janette Lindesay (Fenner)
Prof Marjan Kljakovic (MedSc)
Contact information:
Simon Haberle
Tel: +61 (0)2 6125 3373
Fax: +61 (0)2 6125 4917
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