Oak pollen season in selected cities of Poland in 2019
2019, Vol. 15, Nr 2: 12-16
Autorzy: Katarzyna Dąbrowska-Zapart, Kazimiera Chłopek, Małgorzata Malkiewicz, Krystyna Piotrowska-Weryszko, Daniel Kotrych, Ewa Kalinowska, Anna Rapiejko, Grzegorz Siergiejko, Dariusz Jurkiewicz, Kornel Szczygielski, Agnieszka Lipiec
Abstract: The study compares the oak pollen seasons in Bialystok, Bydgoszcz, Sosnowiec, Lublin, Olsztyn, Opole, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Szczecin, Warsaw,The study compares the oak pollen seasons in Bialystok, Bydgoszcz, Sosnowiec, Lublin, Olsztyn, Opole, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Szczecin, Warsaw,Wroclaw and Zielona Gora in 2019. The investigations were conducted using the volumetric method. The oak season started in all measurementsites between April 6th (Szczecin) and April 24th (Lublin and Piotrkow Trybunalski). The peak values of seasonal pollen count occurred betweenApril 25th and May 2nd. The highest daily pollen count was recorded in Lublin (273 P/m3) and the lowest pollen count in Bialystok (23 P/m3). Thehighest annual totals were recorded in Lublin, Piotrkow Trybunalski and Warsaw. The most days with concentration equal to or above 16 P/m3,causing symptoms in many allergic patients, were recorded in Lublin and Warsaw. Days with concentration equal to or above 91 P/m3, whichcauses allergy of all sensitized patients, were the most frequent in Lublin, Piotrkow Trybunalski and Warsaw.
Key words: allergens, pollen count, oak (Quercus), Poland, 2019