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Insight Health: David O’Connor talks pollen tracking on RTÉ Radio 1

Submitted on Thursday, 16/05/2024

Dr. David O’Connor, Assistant professor in the DCU School of Chemical Sciences and an Insight collaborator, discusses with RTÉ’s Claire Byrne the importance of monitoring and forecasting pollen count in Ireland to help people manage their hay fever symptoms. He highlights the need for more monitoring stations in Ireland and mentions that efforts are being made to improve pollen count forecasts. He explains that factors like plant seasonality and weather conditions are crucial in predicting pollen levels. Dr. O’Connor mentions that the forecast is improving and efforts are being made to provide better data for accurate predictions to help people mitigate their symptoms.

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