In brief

High densities of allergenic fungal spores of the genus Cladosporium may occur in the air in case of dry and warm weather. Spores concentrations of meadows and wood mushrooms (basidiomycetes) in the air are increasing day by day.

These spores may induce respiratory problems in sensitized persons. 

Basidiospores

Latest measure: 
Tuesday, 17 September, 2019
20182019Mean 2009 - 2018AugSepOctNov010002000300040005000600070008000fungal spores / m³

Cladosporium

Latest measure: 
Tuesday, 17 September, 2019
20182019Mean 2009 - 2018threshold valueMayJunJulAugSepOctNov05000100001500020000250003000035000fungal spores / m³

Alternaria

Latest measure: 
Tuesday, 17 September, 2019
20182019Mean 2009 - 2018threshold valueJunJulAugSepOct02004006008001000120014001600fungal spores / m³

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A few useful recommendations for people sensitized to birch pollen :

  • rigorously follow the treatment prescribed by your physician
  • don’t mow the lawn, and do not go near places where the lawn is mown
  • avoid outdoor efforts and activities (sports, physical efforts). Indoor activities are a better option
  • limit the aeration of your home during the pollen season, preferably during or after the rain
  • keep the windows closed when you travel by car
  • during dry and windy weather, wearing glasses is recommended to limit contact between the eyes and the pollen
  • do not dry your linen outside
  • use paper handkerchiefs
  • take a shower and wash your hair before sleeping