Allergy Status In Bangalore India

Inspite of the fact that Bangalore has the unique distinction of gaining many adjectives including 'Air Conditioned City of India' , 'Garden City', etc. it is also gaining another dubious distinction as 'Allergy City'. It is said that this city has the highest atmospheric pollution next to Delhi, which is responsible for a large proportion of the population suffering from various types of allergies. On account of the numerous parks and gardens-grasses, weeds and trees, atmospheric pollen occur abundantly. This causes allergic symptoms in sensitive individuals.

There have been number of reports indicating that many people who are free from allergies develop the allergic symptoms the moment they enter Bangalore city limits. However, they feel much better and perhaps feel free from allergy symptoms the moment they leave the city.

The above concept has been depicted in the cartoon Fig.13.13. It should be noted that allergy sufferers who have to stay in Bangalore can get better

POLLEN WATCH

Poaceae members 16.65%

Peltophorum Pterocarpum 16.65%

Parthenium

Hysterophorus

Cocos nucifera and other paims 12.17%

Artocarpus Heterophyllus 11.52%

MOULD WATCH

Cladosporium sp. 48.90%

Ascospores 13.90%

Atternarta sp. 8.57%

Periconia 4.34%

Nigrospora 3.83%

Cladosporium sp. 48.90%

Ascospores 13.90%

Atternarta sp. 8.57%

Nigrospora 3.83%

Basldlospores 2.30%

Smut spores 2.78%

Fig. 13.11 Pollen and mould watch published in the 'Times of India', Bangalore Edition for the first time in India and perhaps in Asia since December 1995.

Basldlospores 2.30%

Smut spores 2.78%

Fig. 13.11 Pollen and mould watch published in the 'Times of India', Bangalore Edition for the first time in India and perhaps in Asia since December 1995.

to some extent by taking proper precautions and by undergoing desensitization (immunotherapy) and proper pharmacotherapy (medication).

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