The Belgian aerobiological surveillance network
Objectives of the network
The Belgian pollen and fungal spore monitoring network was created in 1974 and the routine monitoring in Brussels started in 1982. The Mycology & Aerobiology service of Sciensano is in charge of its management. The main objective is to give rapid information about these allergens to practitioners, pharmaceutical companies and allergic sufferers. These data will help to determine a diagnosis and the eviction of high risk periods. The network stations are operational from January to September for pollen monitoring, and till November for fungal spores.
The Belgian aerobiological surveillance network receives the financial support of:
- Vlaams Agentschap Zorg en Gezondheid
- Leefmilieu Brussel - Bruxelles Environnement
- Service Public de Wallonie
Location of the monitoring stations
The network currently includes the following five stations: Brussels, De Haan, Genk, Marche-en-Famenne and Baudour.
The AirAllergy team
Head of the scientific service
Head of the network
Scientists and operators
Eddy BASSLE (Zeepreventorium De Haan)
Sciensano, service Mycology & Aerobiology
Address: Rue Juliette Wytsmanstraat 14, 1050 Brussels, Belgium