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Spring blossom buds releasing pollen into the air

10 surprising facts about pollen

Pollen count and movement is something we can all observe. And if you’re one of the millions who suffer with allergies throughout the pollen season, then you’ll know all too well about its effects. Pollen is an enduring substance, causing hay fever in one in five people in the UK.¹ But despite being an inconvenience to many, pollen plays a very important part in the life cycle of plants. The subject of pollen and spores – known as palynology – is a fascinating subject, which is why our air quality scientists here at Dyson study it. Read on to discover surprising facts about pollen.

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Pollen particles circulating in office and past woman sat at desk

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