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Pollen allergies: red alert in 20 departments of southern France

2021-03-02T14:59:07.150Z

The National Aerobiological Surveillance Network updated its pollen vigilance map on March 1. Winter is not over yet as the pollen is already being felt. The National Aerobiological Surveillance Network (RNSA) on Monday placed 20 departments in the south of France on red alert, very high risk of allergy, and 42 others on orange vigilance, high risk. From the Basque coast to the French Riviera, the risk is particularly high due to the concentration of cypress pollen. "In the rest of the co



Winter is not over yet as the pollen is already being felt.

The National Aerobiological Surveillance Network (RNSA) on Monday placed 20 departments in the south of France on red alert, very high risk of allergy, and 42 others on orange vigilance, high risk.

From the Basque coast to the French Riviera, the risk is particularly high due to the concentration of cypress pollen.

"In the rest of the country, the risk of allergy is medium to high for alder pollen, which is on the rise," notes the RNSA.

The LP / RNSA pollen vigilance map

"Ash trees are gaining ground and are currently invading all of France with an associated risk of allergy from low to locally average", also indicates the Network, which affirms on the other hand that "hazelnuts will soon no longer bother allergics because they arrive in end of flowering and the risk of allergy will not exceed the average level ”.

Allergics must be extra careful and follow their treatments well, finally underlines the RNSA.

Simple actions can help fight allergies: rinse your hair in the evening, ventilate the rooms preferably before sunrise and after sunset, or even avoid outdoor activities that lead to overexposure to pollen.

In case of allergy, here are the steps to take to reduce exposure to #pollens, # prevention


(Do not hesitate to go to a doctor in case of worsening of your symptoms!) Pic.twitter.com/yl5BsEegqq

- National Aerobiological Surveillance Network (@rnsa_pollen) April 16, 2018

Source: leparis

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