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Chandigarh gets first Pollen Calendar

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 07, Sep 2021
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  • Pollen Calendar can identify potential allergy triggers and provide a clear understanding for clinicians as well as allergy sufferers about their causes to help limit their exposure during high pollen loads.
  • It is jointly developed by PGIMER Chandigarh and Punjab University

Why we need this ?

  • About 20-30% of the population suffers from allergic rhinitis/hay fever in India, and approximately 15% develop asthma.
  • Pollens are considered major outdoor airborne allergens responsible for allergic rhinitis, asthma, and atopic dermatitis in humans.
  • Pollen calendars represent the time dynamics of airborne pollen taxa in graphical form in a particular geographical area. 
  • The prominent airborne pollen dominating seasons are spring and autumn