AusPollen aims to provide and evaluate the impact of providing local grass pollen alerts to patients and doctors in major Australian cities.
The project aims to implement the following.
Despite the high incidence of allergic rhinitis and asthma, Australia is one of the few developed countries without a national pollen count program. The Australian Pollen Allergen Partnership will establish the inaugural national pollen monitoring program.
This study will evaluate for the first time whether providing pollen alert information enables people to better self-manage pollen allergies to improve quality of life and lower the medical and socio-economic burden of the prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases of hay fever and allergic asthma.