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Guide for agriculturalists

  • In the last few years, allergies have shown an upward trend of expansion and therefore we can rightfully refer to them as diseases of the modern age. Among the most common allergens are pollen, house dust mites, animal hair, preservatives, mold spores, food... The latest research says that every fourth Earth's inhabitant is allergic to pollen. Pollen is, for the humans, one of the most important natural allergens which can be found in the air.

    Seasonal allergy reactions are most commonly caused by tree and grass pollen. It is thought that about 70% of people allergic to weeds are, in fact, allergic to ragweed pollen. There are not many people who have not heard about the allergy to this plant's pollen. Ambrosia is a common allergen plant its pollen causes different cases of pollenosis, especially in the summer and autumn. In the central European countries, as well as in our country, pollenosis caused by ambrosia pollen is becoming a major health issue.

    Ambrosia causes allergy in about 10% of people. Out of all the pollen allergies ragweed pollen is the cause in 50-60% of the cases. With the most sensitive people 8-20 grains of pollen in 1m3 can cause severe reactions, and only one ambrosia plant produces 1-8 billions of pollen grains.

    The number of people suffering from allergies to ambrosia pollen has an upward trend of growth and it officially reduces work capacity in the population and puts additional strain on the country's health funds. This weed also grows on agricultural land together with the crops (soybean, sugar beet, maize and sunflower) and it affects their reduction in yields and the price increase of the agricultural production itself due to the cost of the ambrosia suppression.

    With this brochure, we want to educate the population about the need to remove this weed plant from our environment in order to reduce the quantity of pollen in the air and in order to prevent its expansion.

 
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