Pollen spectrum seasonal overview in relation to hay fever type prevalence in Vinnitsa, Ukraine
The article aimed the establishment of the main pollen spectrum of the ambient air of Vinnitsa city located in Central Ukraine in relation with patients' sensitivity. Study performed by volumetric sampling showed Urtica, Betula, Pinus, Alnus, Fraxinus, Ambrosia, Artemisia, Juglans, Carpinus, Populus, Quercus, Acer, Salix, Ulmus, Corylus; Poaceae, Amarathaceae, Polygonaceae, Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Ranunculaceae, Cannabaceae pollens are the main airborne allergen types in the urban atmosphere. As it was shown children were sensitive to the weed pollens including ragweed, mugwort and grass whileadults are more sensitive to the tree and grass pollens. The further studies of the pollen spectrum and its change in the ambient air of city mentioned are required in order to control the hay fever symptoms.