Welcome to the first day of Spring! Do you have itchy wand watery eyes? Are you suffering from symptoms of hay fever or asthma? Here is a summary of the 2020 winter pollen season and are a few pointers to help you navigate the beautiful, but sometimes challenging, spring months ahead.
Canberra has been subjected to one of the worst starts to summer with air quality conditions reaching HAZARDOUS levels due to dense smoke haze, but this represents only one of the Big 3 Particulate Air Quality Challenges for people living in Canberra. Our citizen science survey's show that daily reporting of environmental factors such as pollen and particulate matter (PM2.5/PM10) via online apps can help understand risk factors for respiratory health in Canberra. We recommend changes to the frequency and spatial density for recording of these environmental factors that will help to further mitigate health risk into the future.
Spring weather in Canberra can often be surprising but this season seems to have been full of turbulent weather patterns ranging from cold wintery blasts to hot choking dust storms. What has this meant for the grass pollen counts this season?
Part of the Pollen Forecast Network.