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Pollen counting locations

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:03 am
by AllergyMan
Do you have one pollen counting station (Burkard spore trap) located in Melbourne? If so, is that based at Melbourne Uni?

Re: Pollen counting locations

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:09 pm
by Edwin
Hi AllergyMan,

Correct. We have one pollen counting station and it is indeed located at the University of Melbourne. We have had more than one in the past located in different parts of Melbourne, but we didn't notice much difference.

Re: Pollen counting locations

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:04 pm
by ueyustick
'we didn't notice much difference'

is this expected?

I'm very curious as to how much air quality would differ from suburb to suburb
I suffer terribly from hives, no ideas specifically what causes it but it is seasonal, and this season has been one of the worst and is continuing.
I live in the StKilda Road area and I'd imagine it is one of the worst areas due to the parklands around Albert Park, Botanical Gardens/Fawkner Park.

I have read somewhere that the pollens typically come from far away in the north, but logically you would think that local conditions would be more relevant.

I guess the anti-hystemine sales data from pharmacy to pharmacy would tell the tale but wondering if there was any data you had, or planned to obtain that would correlate with the sales data.

I think this effort would be of great interest to many.

Re: Pollen counting locations

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:37 am
by Bookishfred
Congratulations on getting the extra pollen count sites all over Victoria. The map showing the pollen count Victoria wide is very helpful if you are planning a trip too.

Re: Pollen counting locations

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:55 pm
by Edwin
Bookishfred wrote:Congratulations on getting the extra pollen count sites all over Victoria. The map showing the pollen count Victoria wide is very helpful if you are planning a trip too.


Thanks Bookishfred! We're doing our best to improve our service as much as we can.

Ed.