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 will change, however our mission remains unchanged.

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


Grasses are still  in bloom.

On Thursday, the concentration reached 52 grains/m³ air in Brussels. The critical threshold of 50 grains/m³ air has been exceeded. Hayfever sufferers have to continue to take their precautions.

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

As for the allergenic trees, lime trees are also in bloom. Allergy symptoms can occur in people sensitized to this pollen type and (in close proximity to) living near these trees.

The allergenic fungal spores from the Cladosporium genus are still present in the air.

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Good to know.

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.