High Ambient Ozone Levels Lead to More Allergenic Birch Pollen

Neuherberg, 06.12.2013. Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München, together with their colleagues at Technische Universität München, have discovered that ozone is a key factor in the association between climate change, urbanization and the increasing prevalence of allergic diseases and symptoms. The results of the studies clearly suggest that an increase in allergic diseases can be expected.


Isabelle Beck, Susanne Jochner, Stefanie Gilles, Mareike McIntyre, Jeroen T. M. Buters, Carsten Schmidt-Weber, Heidrun Behrendt, Johannes Ring, Annette Menzel, Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann: High Environmental Ozone Levels Lead to Enhanced Allergenicity of Birch Pollen. PLOS one, Nov 20, 2013, DOI: 10.1371



Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Carsten B. Schmidt-Weber
Chair for Molecular Allergology (Klinikum rechts der Isar)
Director of the Institute of Allergy research (IAF; Helmholtz Zentrum München)


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