Thunderstorm asthma

Bad weather and allergies?

Due to climate change, thunderstorms are becoming more violent - in the process, pollen and spores are torn high into the cloud towers, mechanically fragmented and come down again as tiny particles with cold downdrafts. Then they can be inhaled deeply and even trigger asthma. We take weather-related correlations into account in medical discussions. The Austrian Pollen Information Service also takes the weather into account in its forecasts .