Change in our institute !

On the 1st of April 2018, the Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP) and the Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CERVA-CODA) merged into a new federal research centre: Sciensano.

Our logo will change, however our mission remains unchanged.

The AirAllergy team in the Mycology & Aerobiology service will continue the surveillance of pollen and spores in the air.


The grass pollen season has begun.

There are low quantities of grass pollen present in the air.

On Thursday we collected 9 grass pollen grains per m³ air in Brussels.

Hayfever sufferers have to take their precautions.

Other trees like willow, beech, oak, plane and the trees from the Pinaceae family are also currently in bloom.  


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At the start of the grass pollen season, highly sensitive hay fever sufferers can already feel the first symptoms.

We advise hay fever sufferers to follow the recommendations of their physicians and to take following precautions: to shower and wash your hair regularly, to not dry your linen outside, to use paper handkerchiefs so they can be thrown away, to avoid to mow the lawn yourself.