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Pollen Loads and Allergic Rhinitis in Darwin, Australia: A Potential Health Outcome of the Grass-Fire Cycle

Johnston, Fay; Hanigan, Ivan; Bowman, David Matthew


Although the prevalence of asthma and allergic rhinitis has been increasing in tropical regions, little is known about the allergenicity of pollens from tropical plant families or the importance of ongoing environmental changes. We investigated associations between daily average pollen counts of several tropical plant families and sales of medications for the treatment of allergic rhinitis in Darwin, Australia-a tropical setting in which grass abundance has increased due to increased fire...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: EcoHealth
DOI: 10.1007/s10393-009-0225-1


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