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Pakistan Meteorological Department Pollen Monitoring Network for spring 2012

Islamabad: Pakistan Meteorological Department has installed pollen monitoring devices in each sector of Islamabad (H-8, E-8, F-8, G-7 and I-10) from 25th February 2012. Pollen concentration increases gradually with the onset of spring season and attains its peak concentration around mid March in the capital.

The pollens from Paper Mulberry, Pine, Dandelion, Cannabis, Acacia, Alternaria, Eucalyptus and Grasses have been monitored throughout the year since 2004 at PMD Headquarters in H-8/2 Islamabad. Among them Paper Mulberry pollen is found in abundance and its concentration touches the extreme limits of 45,000 per cubic meter of air at the peak of blossom season. People suffering from Asthma and respiratory diseases experience serious consequences due to sharp increase in pollen concentrations.

PMD will continue issuing warnings/advisories for allergy patients as and when the situation arises till the end of the season in mid April. The information about pollen concentration in different sectors of Islamabad will be made available on daily basis to the TV channels, Radio and Newspapers.

At the same time, it will be regularly uploaded on PMD website: www.pmd.gov.pk. Public may contact at following phone numbers for related information; 051-9250369, 051-9250364, 051-9250363 and 051-9250334 or email at pollen@pmd.gov.pkfor queries regarding pollen count.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Meteorological Department
Sector H-8/2, Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: +9251 925 0360 -1
Fax: +9251 925 0368
Email: pakmet_islamabad@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.pakmet.com.pk

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