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Ragweed pollen in the air of Szczecin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15236498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of the study was to analyse the ragweed (Ambrosia) pollination in Szczecin (western Poland) in the years 2000-2002. Measurements were performed by the volumetric and gravimetric method. Pollen seasons were defined as the periods of 90 % of the total catch. Ragweed pollen is known as a very potent aeroallergen. In recent years ragweed appeared in Europe in hitherto unknown localities, and the number of people allergic to the allergens of this plant has been gradually increasing. In the period of the study a strong tendency towards increasing ragweed pollen counts in the air of Szczecin was noted. Of the three years studied, the lowest concentration of ragweed pollen observed in 2000 equalled a few pollen grains in 1 m(3) per 24 h. In 2001, the highest airborne concentration of 30 grains in 1 m(3) per 24 h was noted at the end of August. The annual pollen count of ragweed in 2002 was 3 times higher than in 2001. The pollen season started in the second decade of August and lasted until the beginning of September. The highest airborne concentration of 98 grains in 1 m(3) per 24 h was noted at the beginning of September on a sunny day with strong wind. The pollen count of ragweed was found to depend on the weather conditions, especially on wind speed and relative humidity, diversity of local flora and long distance transportation.
Authors:
Małgorzata Puc
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1232-1966     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Agric Environ Med     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-06     Completed Date:  2004-08-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9500166     Medline TA:  Ann Agric Environ Med     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of General Botany, University of Szczecin, Felczaka 3a, 71-412 Szczecin, Poland. mapuc@univ.szczecin.pl
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Air Pollutants / adverse effects*,  isolation & purification
Allergens / adverse effects*,  isolation & purification
Ambrosia / adverse effects*,  growth & development
Environmental Monitoring* / methods
Humans
Meteorological Concepts
Poland
Pollen / adverse effects*,  growth & development
Public Health
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal / etiology,  prevention & control
Risk Factors
Seasons
Time Factors
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Allergens

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