More than 20 million Germans are affected: In spring and summer, the beautiful weather becomes a test of patience. The flying pollen from flowers, grasses and trees cause persistent symptoms in allergy sufferers. Currently, the birch in particular is responsible for a runny nose and itchy eyes in this country.
While the first birch pollen is in the air in mid-March, pollution reaches its maximum from mid-April. This becomes clearly visible when you select the type “Birch” in the pollen count map of the German Weather Service. Since the middle of the week in particular, the pollen danger index has shown a very dark red, which is usual for the time of year, almost all over the country, which means the maximum danger level.