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Pollen season in Rogaland has begun. Hay fever sufferers may have to prepare for an extended period. According to the Norwegian Association for Asthma and Allergy sufferers (NAAF), the pollen season started on 18 April. It has warned of the possibility of high concentrations of birch pollen in the air, in addition to Salix. This means possible bad news for hay fever sufferers if the forecasters are right about the continued warm weather. “Levels of birch pollen in the air rise very quickly if there’s an extended period of nice weather. This is because birch pollen floats very easily in the air” Hallvar Ramfjord, an NAAF pollen analyst tells NRK Rogaland.

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Pollen season in Rogaland has begun

Published on Sunday, 26th April, 2009 at 22:07 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Hay fever sufferers may have to prepare for an extended period.

Spring branch of a birch tree
Spring branch of a birch tree
Photo: Maslov Dimitry/Shutterstock Images


According to the Norwegian Association for Asthma and Allergy sufferers (NAAF), the pollen season started on 18 April. It has warned of the possibility of high concentrations of birch pollen in the air, in addition to Salix. This means possible bad news for hay fever sufferers if the forecasters are right about the continued warm weather.

“Levels of birch pollen in the air rise very quickly if there’s an extended period of nice weather. This is because birch pollen floats very easily in the air” Hallvar Ramfjord, an NAAF pollen analyst tells NRK Rogaland.

There has been a lot of it around in the air for the last half week, and they warn that levels of concentration and proliferation will be high from today.

NAAF says that ordinarily, the birch pollen season lasts approximately three weeks in a region. Temperatures are expected to reach 20 degrees here this week. And if the fine weather continues, Ramfjord says the season could be prolonged by as much as 14 days.

NAAF estimates that approximately 900,000 Norwegians suffer from varying degrees of pollen allergy.

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A quick Norwegian course for use with this resource:

Bjørk = birch

Ingen = no

Beskjeden = mild

Moderat = moderate

Kraftig = high

Ekstrem = extreme

Spredning = proliferation

Varsel = forecast



Published on Sunday, 26th April, 2009 at 22:07 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: hay, fever, pollen, warning, rogaland, birch, selix.





  
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