Hayfever? ‘Hyperpollen’ is hitting big Danish cities right now – here’s why

Plants in the city are emitting above-average levels of pollen due to warmer temperatures. What’s more, that pollen is interacting with urban air pollutants to produce more aggressive irritation amongst allergy-sufferers. It’s a sign we need more allergy-friendly planting, say experts.

Photo: Flickr/Per Harald Olsen/NTNU

It’s peak pollen season. If you’re suffering from an irritated throat, itchy eyes and bouts of sneezing, you’re not alone.  It is estimated that 20 to 25 percent of the population suffers from hayfever, and many become so ill that it affects their quality of life and work performance. And Asthma-Allergy Denmark, which is responsible […]


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