Brussels

The birch season has started this weekend. On Tuesday, 6 birch pollen grains per cubic meter were measured. People sensitized to this pollen should take precautions.

The alder and hazel pollen season is coming to an end. Only a few pollen grains are observed in the air.

Other trees, namely the hornbeam, poplar, ash, willow, yew and the cypress family, are also in bloom.

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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