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VSis among the penalties of worldwide warming. Pollen, the same old nightmare for allergy victims as quickly because the temperatures grow to be milder, is already rearing its ugly head. And for good motive, with temperatures increased than regular, significantly within the south of France, the bushes bud earlier. Nine departments are positioned on purple alert for pollen allergy symptoms by the National Aerobiological Surveillance Network (RNSA) this Friday, February 9.

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If nearly the whole territory is on yellow alert, the 9 departments in purple are situated within the South-East and the east of France. This considerations Bas-Rhin, Alpes-Maritimes, Var, Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse, Gard, Hérault, Aude and Pyrénées-Orientales.

The alert was given two weeks in the past within the South, after the primary pollens from bushes within the cypress household had been noticed, recollects BFMTV. Their flowering, often noticed between the top of February and the start of March, is a number of weeks prematurely this yr.

Trees in danger and good actions to look at

Several bushes are in danger: along with cypresses, ash bushes, mimosas within the South, but in addition alders and hazel bushes with a excessive threat in Bas-Rhin. The weekend rains might present a lull for allergy victims, who’ve additionally bought a head begin. Rising temperatures […] boosts these bushes which start to emit extra pollen and pollen which is extra allergenic,” defined Samuel Monnier, engineer for the RNSA, to BFMTV.

To restrict the consequences of pollen allergy symptoms, the federal government web site recommends ventilating your property twice a day, earlier than getting up and after going to mattress, and limiting your contact with irritating substances equivalent to tobacco, indoor perfumes or incense. And remember to rinse your hair within the night after any outing, to get rid of the pollen deposited in your head.