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Title: A three-year aeropalynological study in Estepona (southern Spain).
Authors: Recio, Marta
Trigo, Maria del Mar
Toro, Francisco Javier
Docampo, Silvia
Garcia-Gonzalez, Juan
Cabezudo, Baltasar
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Recio,M; Trigo,MM; Toro,FJ; Docampo,S; Cabezudo,B] Department of Plant Biology, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain. [García-González,JJ] Allergy Section, Complejo Hospitalario Carlos Haya, Malaga, Spain.
Keywords: Aerobiology;Airborne pollen;Pollen cadendar;Pollen spectrum;Allergy;Spain;Contaminantes atmosféricos;Alérgenos;Clima;España
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Environment and Public Health::Public Health::Environmental Pollution::Air Pollution
Medical Subject Headings::Chemicals and Drugs::Biological Factors::Antigens::Allergens
Medical Subject Headings::Phenomena and Processes::Biological Phenomena::Ecological and Environmental Phenomena::Environment::Climate
Medical Subject Headings::Health Care::Environment and Public Health::Public Health::Environmental Pollution::Environmental Exposure::Environmental Monitoring
Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Animals::Chordata::Vertebrates::Mammals::Primates::Haplorhini::Catarrhini::Hominidae::Humans
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Immune System Diseases::Hypersensitivity
Medical Subject Headings::Anatomy::Plant Structures::Plant Components, Aerial::Flowering Tops::Flowers::Germ Cells, Plant::Pollen
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Investigative Techniques::Epidemiologic Methods::Statistics as Topic::Probability::Risk::Risk Factors
Medical Subject Headings::Phenomena and Processes::Biological Phenomena::Ecological and Environmental Phenomena::Environment::Climate::Seasons
Medical Subject Headings::Geographicals::Geographic Locations::Europe::Spain
Medical Subject Headings::Chemicals and Drugs::Chemical Actions and Uses::Toxic Actions::Environmental Pollutants::Air Pollutants
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Institute of Agricultural Medicine in Lublin
Citation: Recio M, Trigo MM, Toro F, Docampo S, Garcia-Gonzalez J, Cabezudo B. A three-year aeropalynological study in Estepona (southern Spain). Ann Agric Environ Med. 2006; 13(2):201-7
Abstract: An aeropalynological study was carried out in the atmosphere of Estepona, a very popular tourist resort situated in the "Costa del Sol", (southern Spain) based on the data obtained during a three year air-monitoring programme (March 1995 to March 1998) using a volumetric pollen trap. The 34 taxa that reached a 10-day mean air pollen concentration equal to or greater than 1 grain of pollen/m(3) of air are reflected in the calendar. The first 10 taxa, in order of abundance, were: Cupressaceae, Olea europaea, Quercus, Poaceae, Urticaceae, Plantago, Pinus, Chenopodiaceae-Amaranthaceae, Ericaceae and Castanea, the first 3 of which accounted for approximately 56 % of the annual total pollen count. The greatest diversity of pollen type occurred during spring, while the highest pollen concentrations were reached from February-June, when approximately more than 80 % of the annual total pollen was registered. The lowest concentrations were obtaining during January, August and September. The annual quantity of pollen collected, the intensity and the dates on which the maximum peaks were recorded differed for the 3 years studied, which can be explained by reference to various meteorological parameters, especially rainfall and temperature. The pollen calendar spectrum is typically Mediterranean and similar to those of nearby localities, in which many pollen types are represented and the long tails indicating long flowering periods.
Description: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't;
ISSN: 1232-1966 (Online)
1232-1966 (Print)
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