Ragweed (Ambrosia) progression and its health risks: will Switzerland resist this invasion?

@article{Taramarcaz2005RagweedP,
  title={Ragweed (Ambrosia) progression and its health risks: will Switzerland resist this invasion?},
  author={P Taramarcaz and B Lambelet and Bernard Clot and C Keimer and Conrad Hauser},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  year={2005},
  volume={135 37-38},
  pages={538-48}
}
The purpose of this article is to alert physicians for the environmental and health threats of Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) in Switzerland. Switzerland borders several heavily ragweed colonised areas. Up to 12% of the population suffers from allergies (hay fever, asthma) to ragweed pollen in these areas. Switzerland is beginning to be invaded by this plant. Currently, the ragweed pollen counts are still low but can reach local peaks that induce symptoms in allergic individuals… CONTINUE READING

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