Press Coverage

Pollen tracker upgrade gives more power to the people ahead of hay fever season

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ABC Radio Canberra
Sept. 9, 2018

It was the fifth-warmest winter on record and the eighth-driest in New South Wales. But for anyone who suffers from springtime sniffles, a dry winter means a lower than average pollen count come spring.

Will the recent dry conditions produce less pollen in the air?

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Canberra Times
Sept. 1, 2018

Spring, when the weather starts to get warmer, the magpies come out swooping and two words become a common phrase: bless-you! This year, experts will be monitoring the spring season closely, in particular, hay fever caused by pollen

Pollen Pollen Pollen - With Professor Simon Haberle!

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The Wholesome Show
Aug. 15, 2018

To celebrate the oncoming season of the sneeze, we explore the world of pollen with ThatPollenGuy, Professor Simon Haberle - we talk ancient roadways, 3d printing, huge sneezes and excellent pollen collections!

Canberra at risk of thunderstorm asthma this pollen season, expert says

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Canberra Times
Sept. 9, 2017

Canberra could experience up to four days of extreme conditions this pollen season that could trigger a potential thunderstorm asthma event, a leading expert has said.

Canberra facing a 'blustery' first week of Spring, despite some sunshine on Saturday

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Canberra Times
Aug. 31, 2017

Despite a brief reprieve from the wintry months this week, Canberra's first week of spring is looking blustery and cloudy, as is much of south-eastern Australia.

'Severe' pollen season causes increase of serious allergy cases at Canberra Hospital

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Canberra Times
Dec. 3, 2016

The number of serious cases of pollen allergies and hayfever presented to Canberra emergency departments has increased over the past year.

Canberra pollen season predicted to start early, be worse than previous years

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ABC Online
Sept. 13, 2016

The Canberra region's peak season for pollen is predicted to start about a week early, possibly due to climate change.

Peak pollen season could spell trouble for Canberra's solar panel owners

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Canberra Times
Sept. 11, 2016

Spring has sprung.

Canberra Pollen counting app reveals hay fever hotspots

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Canberra Times
Jan. 31, 2016

Thanks to the ANU's pollen catcher, researchers have been giving hay fever sufferers the heads up on when to expect the worst symptoms, and now through their responses they have pinpointed Canberra's hay fever hotspots.

'Godzilla' of hay fever seasons hits Canberra as pollen count doubles: Australian National University study

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Canberra Times
Oct. 27, 2015

Canberra's pollen levels are twice as high this hay fever season compared with last year, according to researchers at the Australian National University (ANU).