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Talking tree pollen

Main tree pollen types seen at the Parkville site up to October 16.

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Climate change could affect grass pollen seasons, and your hayfever

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.

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Who's been getting up your nose this September?

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.

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Why you get hay fever (and what you can do about it)

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.

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Outlook for the 2019 grass pollen season

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.