First national day of air quality in France
The first national day of air quality in France was held on September 25, 2015. It was one of the actions of the roadmap of the environmental conference in 2014, whose purpose was to involve citizens on air quality.
In this context, the RNSA (French Aerobiology Network) held an information stand on pollen and ragweed in Croix Rousse in Lyon(cf pictures below)!
A hundred people passed through the stand and many documents about allergies, pollens, air quality and ragweed have been handed out.
It was a good opportunity to communicate with the general public about the content of the air in biological particles, and to give some information about their health impact.
Press release ahead the International Ragweed Day
In the framework of the 2015 International Ragweed Day, EAACI, EAS, EFA and IRS made a press release to alert people and health authorities that more Europeans will be allergic to ragweed pollens if no measure is taken to reduce exposure.
Read the press release
International Ragweed Day - June 27, 2015
What is ragweed? Why worry? What do we know? What can you do?
Please find all the answers to these questions in this leaflet prepared by the International Ragweed Society for the 2015 International Ragweed Day.
Announcing the International Ragweed Day - June 27, 2015
Based on the proposition of allergologist Prof. Dr. Kristof Nekam and Dr. Tamas Komives the General Assembly of IRS (held in Ascona, Switzerland on October 6, 2011) proclaimed the first Saturday of the summer The International Ragweed Day (IRD) to increase understanding and awareness of the problem this invasive weed causes all over the world. The day was chosen because it is early in the growing season of the plant thereby gives enough time for preparations and actions.
We are inviting our members to take part in the organizing work.
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Further infoRECENT LITERATURE
Recent literature on common ragweed is presented here.
"Ambrosia the first international ragweed review No. 29 - Summary"
Recent and upcoming meetings where ragweed-related problems are discussed.
1. Pollen is in the air: invasive plants and allergy in our changing environment. Brussels on March 5-6th, 2015
2. 3rd International Ragweed Conference. April 3-4, 2014, Milan, Italy
3. Ragweed as invasive plant. August 6-10, 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii
4. Environmental and invasive weeds. October 2-7, 2011, Ascona, Switzerland
5. Ragweed in agri-environment, September 20-22, 2011, Budapest, Hungary
6. Second International Ragweed Conference. March 28-29, 2012, Lyon, France. The conference closing remarks are readable here.
6. 25th German Conference on Weed Biology and Weed Control. March 13-15, 2012, Braunschweig, Germany.
7. First European Ecocycles Conference. July 22-26, 2013, Palermo, Italy.
Evaluated methods of ragweed control are listed here.
Ragweed pollen concentration map of Europe at the end of August is shown on this map.
NEWS FROM ITALY
Here you can read a brochure, a poster, and the Annual Report of the Local Health Authority of Milan. The files are in Italian but with plenty of figures: a strongly recommended reading.
Picture of the month
The best ragweed-related picture of the month: if you would like to see yours here, just send it to us!
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