The sneezin' season in the northern hemisphere might be getting longer due to climate change, and scientists want to know what that could mean for asthma and hayfever sufferers in Australia.
Since September 1, we’ve been counting pollen on a daily basis at the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne.
We don’t usually do this. Mostly we count grass pollen.
Noses are already starting to twitch as pollens sweep in with spring. The experts say now is the time to protect yourself against sneezing, asthma and worse. Here's what you need to know.
Melbourne’s grass pollen season is fast approaching and while we’re not expecting much grass pollen in the air until later in October, the outlook is already for a heavier season than 2018.
The School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne offers a service that forecasts the level of pollen in the air. The forecast alerts those who suffer from hay fever and seasonal asthma of the likelihood of being exposed to high levels of grass pollen, enabling sufferers to take preventative measures in danger periods.