University of Innsbruck

Current pollen report for Tyrol

June 2nd 2023

The pollen risks for grasses is now high in the region!

The pollen load from grasses now reaches moderate to high levels. Over the past week, pollination has been favored by the summer-like weather conditions. For the coming days, many hours of sunshine are still predicted, although some precipitation are also expected. The pollen load is expected to stay at high levels, although rain will provide a brief relief for pollen allergy sufferers.

More particularly, grass pollen dominate the pollen spectrum for this week at low and high altitudes (up to about 1500 m) where the pollen concentration can reach moderate to high levels. Accordingly, the allergenic burden is increasing considerably in the region. At higher altitudes (above 1500 m), the pollen load for grasses is now also rising, but the allergenic burden is still low in comparison to lower altitudes. Furthermore, we are recording low concentrations of pollen from plantain and dock/sorrel. Plantain pollen has moderate allergenicity that is usually related to the sensibility of grass pollen. Dock/sorrel pollen have a low allergenicity that is often overlaid by a grass pollen allergy.

Birch is still blooming at high elevations (about 1500 m); the pollen load can reach moderate levels. Therefore, some allergenic burden can still be expected there.

Green alder is now flowering at high altitudes. The allergenic burden is currently increasing at medium to high altitudes.

We also record few pollen grains from horse chestnut. However, this pollen type has low allergenicity.

In addition, we record pollen from spruce, pine, cypress family, stinging nettle and sedges, among others, which are of low allergological significance.

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