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Beyond seasonal suffering: Effects of Pollen on Cardiorespiratory Health and Allergies

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 853568

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    30 April 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 381 931,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 381 931,50

Hosted by:

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT

Switzerland

Project description

English EN

Impact of pollen on cardiorespiratory health

Scientists are researching the influence of a changing climate on pollen production and allergic diseases. It is not yet understood whether high pollen concentrations are related to the increase of respiratory and cardiovascular disease cases resulting in long hospitalisations or even death. The EU-funded EPOCHAL project will apply machine learning techniques to investigate how short-term exposure to pollen is associated with allergic symptoms, hospitalisation and death. The project will exploit a network of 14 pollen measurement stations in Switzerland and use available health datasets and systematic data collection methods. Taking into consideration variations in air pollution and weather conditions, it will also investigate the population effects of pollen as well as individual sensitivity.

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Host institution

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT

Address

Socinstrasse 57
Ch-4002 Basel

Switzerland

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 381 931,50

Beneficiaries (1)

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 381 931,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 853568

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    30 April 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 381 931,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 381 931,50

Hosted by:

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT

Switzerland