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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).

Thunderstorm asthma' hits Canberra in hayfever season: Australian University pollen study

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ABC Radio Canberra
Oct. 1, 2015

Researchers studying pollen have found evidence of a phenomenon known as "thunderstorm asthma" in Canberra.

Thunderstorms cause havoc for Canberra's hay fever sufferers

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Canberra Times
Dec. 9, 2014

Symptoms for hay fever sufferers usually ease up by summer, but recent thunderstorms and warm days have released fungal spores into Canberra's skies and it's left many allergy sufferers reaching for the tissue box.

Canberra sneezes through worst hay fever season in years.

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Canberra Times
Nov. 7, 2014

Canberra is on track to break a record of the longest string of days with high and extreme pollen levels and hay fever sufferers be warned - the worst could be yet to come.

Canberra's fluff tree season wrongly blamed for causing hay fever: expert

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ABC Online
Oct. 18, 2014

Hay fever sufferers across Canberra hate the arrival of fluff tree season in spring although it may not be harming them, according to a pollen expert.

Hay fever misery prediction: some to get off lightly, others to suffer

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The Conversation
Oct. 8, 2014

For many, spring is the most agreeable time of year. But for one in six people (around three million Australians), this balmiest of seasons is rendered utterly miserable by allergic rhinitis or hay fever.

Pollen app will track hayfever in the ACT

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Sydney Morning Herald
Sept. 25, 2014

A mobile app tracking and forecasting pollen levels has been issued by the Australian National University, designed to help hayfever and asthma sufferers, who can in turn contribute to national research.

New app offers relief for hay fever sufferers

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ANU TV
Sept. 24, 2014

Hay fever and asthma sufferers in Canberra will soon be able to receive daily counts and forecasts of pollen levels thanks to a free app released by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU).