Press Coverage

Has Your Garden Got You Sneezin' And Weezin'?

Asthma Australia
Sept. 6, 2019

It’s Asthma Week (1-7 September), and Asthma Australia is here to help Australians with asthma and hay fever through pollen season.

Thunderstorm Asthma Public Health Campaign 2019

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
Sept. 5, 2019

Grass pollen season brings a seasonal increase in asthma and hay fever. It also brings the chance of epidemic thunderstorm asthma.

Expecting hay fever this spring? Don’t blame the plane!

CBS News
Aug. 29, 2019

As hay fever season looms, we’re being told to go easy on the humble London plane tree, which despite popular belief isn’t to blame for runny noses, itchy eyes and sneezing.

Which is the most hayfever-prone city - and is 'botanical sexism' to blame?

The Guardian
July 1, 2019

Allergy sufferers from Tokyo to London are struggling as pollen levels surge in cities, possibly due to a preference for male trees

The pollen count is undertaken to prevent another thunderstorm asthma event

The Advocate
Nov. 14, 2018

There are many types of pollen and one of them is grass, which is causing the asthma problem. We count all the pollen but keep a separate count of the grass pollen as well.

Prof. Ed Newbigin – Hayfever Season & Melbourne Pollen Forecast Website

JOY 94.9
Oct. 8, 2018

Link to podcast of Associate Professor Ed Newbigin speaking with JOY 94.9 about "the start of the dreaded Melbourne Hayfever Season, ways to reduce the impact of pollen on our lives, and a new website that will make planning an outdoor venture more tolerable".

Hay fever: How to prevent it, why you get it, and this season's hay fever forecast

The Sydney Morning Herald
Oct. 1, 2018

As the pollen counts begin, the experts say now is the time to protect yourself against sneezing, asthma and worse.

Protect Yourself this Pollen Season

Health Victoria
Oct. 1, 2018

Victoria's world-leading forecasting system delivered its first epidemic thunderstorm asthma forecast for 2018 today, marking the start of Victoria's grass pollen season.

Pollen Count for Allergy-Prone Victorians

The Courier
Oct. 1, 2018

Allergy-prone Victorians will be able to keep tabs on the pollen count under a plan to prevent a repeat of the 2016 fatal thunderstorm asthma event.

Hay Fever Season in Australia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

The House of Wellness
Sept. 8, 2018

Sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, watery eyes – welcome to spring, and the arrival of peak hay fever season.