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National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit director Professor Roy Kennedy said pollen levels, which leapt from zero a week ago to high at the weekend, would rocket further in the weeks ahead.
Professor Roy Kennedy, of the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, said: "The cold spring meant a late start for pollen with a pollen burst now in a condensed period.
According to the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, the main tree pollen season (birch pollen) is expected to start this month in Wales, followed by pollen from grass and other trees.
Professor Jean Emberlin, from the national pollen and aerobiology research unit at the University of Worcester, said the numbers of people with the condition would go up from the current level of around 24 per cent of the population to around half.
We can hypothesise and cite as an example the increased cleanliness of so many homes in the Western world, but we don't know for sure,' says Professor Jean Emberlin, director of the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit at Worcester University.
The collaboration between Aston's Academy of Life Sciences' optometry programme and University College Worcester's National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit received pounds 183,000 funding from Advantage West Midlands.
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Professor Jean Emberlin from the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit reports "a definite increase in people getting hay fever for the first time last year, with the pollen count being so exceptionally high".