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Allergy to pollen of urban cultivated plants

Abstract

Pollens of many plants located in public or privategardens may cause pollinosis in predisposedindividuals. There is evidence that the prevalence ofsensitization to ``new'' tree pollens (Betulaceae,Corylaceae, Cupressaceae, Taxodiaceae, and otherfamilies) is increasing in the recent years in Italy.Allergenic plants are often imported from foreigncountries, therefore low-allergenic species must berecognized in order to prevent new pollensensitizations. In this study we suggest a list ofrecommended and not‐recommended plants for public andprivate green.

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Lorenzoni-Chiesura, F., Giorato, M. & Marcer, G. Allergy to pollen of urban cultivated plants. Aerobiologia 16, 313–316 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1007652602113

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  • allergenic pollen
  • not-allergenic pollen
  • pollinosis