Maple pollen season in selected cities of Poland in 2018
Alergoprofil 2018, Vol. 14, Nr 3, 82-88.
Autorzy: Katarzyna Dąbrowska-Zapart, Kazimiera Chłopek, Agnieszka Świdnicka-Siergiejko, Grzegorz Siergiejko, Ewa M. Świebocka, Alina Stacewicz, Monika Ziemianin, Artur Górecki et al.
Abstract: The study compares the maple pollen seasons in Bialystok, Bydgoszcz, Cracow, Drawsko Pomorskie, Sosnowiec, Lublin, Olsztyn,The study compares the maple pollen seasons in Bialystok, Bydgoszcz, Cracow, Drawsko Pomorskie, Sosnowiec, Lublin, Olsztyn,Opole, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Szczecin, Warsaw and Zielona Gora in 2018. The investigations were conducted using the volumetric method. Themaple season started in all sites in the first decade of April, with the exception of Sosnowiec, where the season began already on March 16th. Thepeak values of seasonal pollen count occurred between 12th–20th April in all cities. The highest daily pollen count was recorded in Sosnowiec andin Lublin on the same day (12th April) in both cities. The greatest risk of allergies caused by the presence of airborne maple pollen was observed inSosnowiec, Lublin and Opole.
Key words: allergens, pollen concentration, maple (Acer), Poland, 2018