According to ABC News Australia, “Weather Conditions are ideal for pollen production”. Bad news for the 20% of Perth’s population who suffer from hay fever.
Health experts have issued warnings to those who suffer from allergies and asthma, as counts soar in Perth, a city with one of the world’s highest spring-summer pollen counts in the world.
Curtin University palynologist Lynne Mille says, “I think the season has started a little bit late but I do think it’s probably going to be quite bad because of the extra rain that we’ve had”.
Common symptoms include; sneezing, watery eyes, itchy roof of the mouth and nasal congestion.
Clinical immunologist Michael O’Sullivan says, “A lot of patients don’t really appreciate just how bad their symptoms are and so a lot of the time they’re actually under-treated”.
Health Experts say that climate change is to blame, resulting in a more allergic environment in Perth.
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