Press Coverage

As the sneezing starts, a call for better trees in Canberra

Simon Haberle ANU
Canberra Times
Sept. 4, 2019

"There should be more attention to the planting of trees that don't cause hay fever." Professor Simon Haberle

Let the sneezing and wheezing begin as spring pollens arrive in Canberra

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The Riot ACT
Sept. 2, 2019

It will come as no surprise to Canberrans sneezing, wheezing and itching their way through these first days of Spring, but hayfever rates in the national capital have once again been confirmed as head and shoulders above the rest of the country, just as the yearly pollen counts begin to rise.

It may not have felt like it this morning, but spring is just around the corner

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WIN News (Canberra TV News)
Aug. 29, 2019

We're being told to expect warmer and drier than average conditions in #Canberra, prompting a reminder from allergy experts, for sufferers to be aware of the conditions and make sure they're taking the necessary precautions.

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

High Pollen Counts during Spring in Canberra

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WIN News - Canberra ACT
Oct. 17, 2018

High Pollen Counts during Spring in Canberra

The worst places for hayfever sufferers revealed: Why Canberra is the sneezing capital of Australia and how Sydney's rain could have a silver lining

The Daily Mail
Oct. 8, 2018
  • High levels of pollen are predicted in most parts of Australia over the next week
  • Experts warn the worst is yet to come as grass pollen hits at the end of the month
  • Canberra and Adelaide are among the cities expected to see the worst levels

Extreme pollen counts recorded for start of spring

Simon Haberle ANU
Canberra Times
Oct. 7, 2018

There's been an extreme start to the allergy season in Canberra with several days of high-pollen levels recorded, and experts are warning there could be more to come.

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!