Atchoo!

The pollen season is here!

And there’s good news and bad news.  While the mild winter has not affected the pollen season too dramatically, some trees are blooming earlier than usual.  But a super-hay fever season, is not expected. 

That’s the good news.  The bad news is that Sweden may be hit with more than its fair share of pollen from other parts of Europe.  Be on the look-out for birch pollen from Southern Europe.

Åslög Dahl from the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Gothenburg University told news agency TT that pollen reports will be more accurate in the future as a program of increased co-operation between researchers is being launched this year.

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