An Approach to Simulation of Long-Range Atmospheric Transport of Natural Allergens: An Example of Birch Pollen
Diseases of the respiratory system due to aeroallergens, such as rhinitis and asthma, are major causes of a demand for healthcare, loss of productivity and an increased rate of morbidity. The overall prevalence of seasonal allergic rhinitis (allergic reactions in the upper respiratory system) in Europe is approximately 15%; the asthma rates vary from 2.5%–10%; etc.. Pollenosis accounts for 12–45% of all allergy cases. The sensitisation to pollen allergens is increasing in most European regions.
KeywordsSource Area Pollen Season Sensitivity Area Pollen Allergen Birch Pollen
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