Allergies: does the anti-Covid mask protect against pollen?


THE CHEKING PROCESS – Pollen concentrations are increasing throughout the territory, and will be increasingly strong in the coming days.

THE QUESTION. Pollen. Those tiny grains that fall from trees or flowers to slip into your nostril. In some it will only cause a slight tickle, in others a pumpkin head. According to the Ministry of Health, 30% of French people are allergic to it. With this summer weather, at the beginning of May, “pollen concentrations are increasing throughout the territory, and will be increasingly strong in the coming days“, warns the National Aerobiological Surveillance Network this Friday, May 6.

Reactions to pollens are particularly unpleasant for allergy sufferers. Itchy eyes, runny nose… How to avoid them? While the French have been used to putting on a mask to protect themselves from Covid-19, for more than two years, would it be useful to wear this piece of fabric to reduce allergies?

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