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Allergenic pollen and pollen allergy in Europe
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Even though pollen production and dispersal from year to year depend on the patterns of preseason weather and on the conditions prevailing at the time of anthesis, it is usually possible to forecast the chances of encountering high atmospheric allergenic pollen concentrations in different areas.
An updated checklist of the vascular flora alien to Italy
Abstract An updated inventory of the vascular flora alien to Italy, providing details on the occurrence at regional level, is presented. The checklist includes 1597 species, subspecies, and hybrids,
Meteorological conditions, climate change, new emerging factors, and asthma and related allergic disorders. A statement of the World Allergy Organization
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Global warming is expected to affect the start, duration, and intensity of the pollen season, and the rate of asthma exacerbations due to air pollution, respiratory infections, and/or cold air inhalation, and other conditions on the other hand.
An updated checklist of the vascular flora native to Italy
Abstract An updated inventory of the native vascular flora of Italy, providing details on the occurrence at regional level, is presented. The checklist includes 8195 taxa (6417 species and 1778
Urban air pollution and climate change as environmental risk factors of respiratory allergy: an update.
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A more severe immunoglobulin (Ig) E-mediated response to aeroallergens and airway inflammation could account for increasing prevalence of allergic respiratory diseases in polluted urban areas.
Evolutionary lineages of nickel hyperaccumulation and systematics in European Alysseae (Brassicaceae): evidence from nrDNA sequence data.
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Molecular data strongly support the poorly known hyperaccumulator endemic Leptoplax (Peltaria) emarginata as sister to hyper Accumulator species of Bornmuellera within Alysseae within A. Odontarrhena, and genetic continuity and strong phenotypic plasticity in the A. murale complex call for a reduction of the number of Ni hyperaccUMulator taxa formally recognized.
The borage family (Boraginaceae s.str.): A revised infrafamilial classification based on new phylogenetic evidence, with emphasis on the placement of some enigmatic genera
SYNTHESYS project by the European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP6 "Structuring the European Research Area" GB-TAF-4514 FP7 "Capacities" Programmes ES-TAF-136 AT-TAF-2001
Projections of the effects of climate change on allergic asthma: the contribution of aerobiology
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Projections of the effects of climate change on allergic asthma: the contribution of aerobiology and the role of science are presented.
Relationship between work-related accidents and hot weather conditions in Tuscany (central Italy).
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Findings showed that hot weather conditions might represent a risk factor for work-related accidents in Italy during summer, and might represent the first step for the development of a watch/warning system for workers that might be used by employers for planning work activities.
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