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Preparation, management and cure - The Pollen Podcast Ep. 3


In 2019 we recorded a short PodCast series. Listen to episode 3 to learn what you can do to prepare for pollen season and possible cures of our allergies.

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Supporting the science behind the Melbourne Pollen Count


Your Gift Matters. Make a donation to support plant science today.

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Tracking pollen - The Pollen Podcast Ep. 2


In 2019 we recorded a short PodCast series. Listen to episode 2 to learn how our App users are helping us better understand the environmental triggers that contribute to hay fever.

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It's pollen season - The Pollen Podcast Ep. 1


In 2019 we recorded a short PodCast series. Listen to episode 1 to learn the history of the Melbourne Pollen Count and what we do.

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October surprises


It’s 2020 and of course things were going to happen differently.

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Preparing for the 2020 grass pollen season


The grass pollen season brings a seasonal increase in asthma and hay fever. It also brings the chance of epidemic thunderstorm asthma. Thunderstorm asthma can affect those with asthma or seasonal hay fever. Having both asthma and seasonal hay fever and poorly managed asthma increases the risk further.

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Outlook for the 2020 grass pollen season


Melbourne’s grass pollen season is fast approaching. While we’re not expecting much grass pollen in the air until late October, the outlook currently is for an average season.

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Asthma and COVID-19