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Canberra hay fever sufferers set to face continuing 'extreme' pollen

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The Canberra Times
Dec. 30, 2021

"Our forecast is that we will see these elevated levels into January," Professor Simon Haberle of Canberra Pollen said.

Still sneezing in summer? Professor Simon Haberle on Canberra's exceptionally rough hayfever season

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ABC Radio 666 Canberra
Dec. 14, 2021

Even though Spring has now passed, hayfever sufferers in the Nation's Capital still remain. ANU's Professor Simon Haberle chats with Georgia Stynes about Canberra's worst pollen season on record, and what we can expect over the next few months.

Mega hay fever season and record pollen levels in ACT to persist into New Year

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The Riot Act
Dec. 13, 2021

There’s no relief in sight for Canberrans who suffer from hay fever with the pollen season continuing to break records, and it may continue to peak into early 2022.

ACT's worst pollen season on record expected to continue into 2022: ANU's Simon Haberle

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The Canberra Times
Dec. 6, 2021

Canberra has experienced its worst pollen season on record, with scientists warning extremely high pollen levels could continue into next year.

ANU professor and co-creator of Canberra Pollen app Simon Haberle said the 2021 grass season was incredibly intense for hayfever sufferers.

Australia set to suffer through the worst hay fever season in YEARS as record rain brings increased pollen into the air

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The Daily Mail
Dec. 1, 2021
  • Allergy and asthma sufferers warned hay fever season is just around the corner
  • La Nina weather event has actually helped some Australian states this season
  • Regional Victoria, ACT and parts of NSW are experiencing high pollen levels

Peak hayfever season around the corner

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7News
Nov. 21, 2021

Australian National University expert Simon Haberle says the ACT has also experienced high levels of allergenic tree pollen likely brought on by a wet winter.

Peak hayfever season around the corner

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The Canberra Times
Nov. 21, 2021

Australian National University expert Simon Haberle says the ACT has also experienced high levels of allergenic tree pollen likely brought on by a wet winter

Canberrans with hay fever struggle through ACT's worst pollen season on record

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ABC Online
Nov. 15, 2021

Hay fever sufferers across the ACT are in for a rough summer — with 2021 already topping the charts for the worst year on record for pollen counts.

Canberra’s 2021 grass pollen season already worst on record

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Canberra Weekly
Nov. 11, 2021

Canberra pollen expert, ANU Professor Simon Haberle, says this year’s grass pollen season is the worst he has seen in the decade he’s spent monitoring local levels.

Canberra pollen level at decade high levels

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The Canberra Times
Nov. 7, 2021

The pollen count in Canberra is the highest it's been in at least a decade, the period over which measurements have been taken. The season started slowly, according to Professor Simon Haberle of the ANU but then took off as temperatures rose.