Pollen season kicking off in Denmark

Astma-Allergi Danmark helping hay fever sufferers keep ahead of the impact

Get ready for this (photo: iStock) Get ready for this (photo: iStock)
February 18th, 2016 2:05 pm| by Christian W

If your eyes have begun itching and you’ve endured sneezing fits, there might be a very good reason. Unfortunately, the pollen season is upon us once again.

The asthma and allergy organisation Astma-Allergi Danmark has revealed that the combination of a mild winter and the recent windy weather bringing pollen up from the south has kicked off the hay fever season early this year.

“Astma-Allergi Danmark has captured oak and hazel in its pollen traps in Copenhagen, which has officially kicked off its pollen season with pollen figures of 6 for oak and 1 for hazel,” Astma-Allergi Danmark wrote.

Pollen figures for elm, birch, grass and artemisia will follow later in the season.”

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A cold January put the season on standby, but the sunny weather over the last few days has given the early-blooming spring trees good conditions to spread their pollen.

It’s still too early to predict exactly how the pollen season will develop this year, but allergy sufferers can keep tabs on the daily pollen figures by downloading Astma-Allergi Danmark’s free pollen app ‘Dagens Pollental’ (here in Danish).

You can also find the daily pollen figures on Astma-Allergi Danmark’s homepage and Facebook page and the organisation also offers free individual counselling regarding allergy. Call at 4343 4299, Monday to Friday from 09:00-12:00, Wednesday 16:00-18:00.