Change in our institute !

On the 1st of April 2018, the Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP) and the Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CERVA-CODA) merged into a new federal research centre: Sciensano.

Our logo changed, however our mission remains unchanged.

The AirAllergy team in the Mycology & Aerobiology service continues the surveillance of pollen and spores in the air.


The grass pollen season is slowly coming to an end.

On Tuesday, the concentration reached 11 grains/m³ air in Brussels. The critical  threshold of 50 grains/m³ has not been exceeded. However, hayfever sufferers have to continue to take their precautions.

Other herbaceous plants such as sorrels, docks and plantain are also in bloom. 

The first mugwort (Artemisia) pollen grains were also collected.

At the moment the air contains important quantities of allergenic fungal spores (Cladosporium).

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We advise hay fever sufferers to follow the recommendations of their physicians and to take following precautions: to shower and wash your hair regularly, to not dry your linen outside, to use paper handkerchiefs so they can be thrown away, and to avoid to mow the lawn.