In brief

The pollen season of mugwort (Artemisia) is ongoing. This herbaceous plant is frequently found on roadsides, embankments, banks or vacant lots. It can be responsible for allergies for sensitized people.

High concentrations of allergenic fungal spores of the genus Alternaria and Cladosporium occur in the air during the summer months. People who are allergic to such mold (sometimes also present in indoor spaces) should take all precautions.

Mugwort

Latest measure: 
Tuesday, 16 August, 2022
20212022Mean 2012 - 202115 Jul22 Jul29 Jul05 Aug12 Aug19 Aug26 Aug02 Sep09 Sep16 Sep051015202530grains / m³

Cladosporium

Latest measure: 
Tuesday, 16 August, 2022
20212022Mean 2012 - 2021threshold valueMayJunJulAugSepOctNov050001000015000200002500030000fungal spores / m³

Alternaria

Latest measure: 
Tuesday, 16 August, 2022
20212022Mean 2012 - 2021threshold valueJunJulAugSepOct020040060080010001200140016001800fungal spores / m³

Good to know

  • A few useful recommendations: avoid outdoor activities, wear sun glasses, do not dry linen outside, rinse your nose regularly, wash your hair before going to sleep.
  • Typical allergy symptoms such as runny nose, cough or shortness of breath (in case of asthma) can easily be mistaken for a cold, flu or coronavirus infection. However, fever and body aches should be given special attention as they might be caused by viral infection. It is recommended to call your general practitioner in case of doubt.
  • The standardized pollen detection technique allows retrospective measurement of the levels from samples taken the day before. Samples are analyzed manually during the working days by optical microscopy.
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