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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

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).

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

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.

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.