New app AirAllergy

AirAllergy launches its new mobile app! Follow pollen levels in real time, consult daily readings and RMI forecast maps for the coming days.

Download it on the platform corresponding to your smartphone:

 

Online survey for allergic people

Sciensano researchers are launching an investigation to understand how nitrogen deposition affects people with pollen allergy in Belgium.

As an allergic person, you are invited to participate in the study by answering a questionnaire (20 min maximum). For the survey to run smoothly, participants must be at least 18 years old, live in Belgium, have a pollen allergy (whether medically confirmed or not) and have symptoms of this allergy on the day of the questionnaire. People who completed the survey last year can do so again.

In brief

The grass pollen season is in full swing. In recent days, concentrations have exceeded the critical threshold of 50 grains/m³. They could remain just as high over the next few days, depending on local showers. People sensitive to this pollen type are likely to experience allergy symptoms and should take all precautions.

Grasses

Latest measure: 
Wednesday, 12 June, 2024
20232024Mean 2014 - 2023threshold value22 Apr29 Apr06 May13 May20 May27 May03 Jun10 Jun17 Jun24 Jun01 Jul08 Jul15 Jul22 Jul020406080100120140160180200220240grains / 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.