Potencial alergénico de los espacios verdes del barrio de Santa María de Gracia (Murcia, SE España)

  1. Ana Munuera Gázquez 1
  2. Manuel Munuera Giner 2
  3. Magdalena Martínez Boscadas 1
  1. 1 Instituto de Educación Secundaria Infante D. Juan Manuel, Murcia
  2. 2 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02k5kx966

Anales de biología

ISSN: 1138-3399

Year of publication: 2017

Issue: 39

Pages: 177-190

Type: Article


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Urban green zones can negatively affect pollen allergy sufferers. A new formula has been recently proposed to estimate the potential allergenicity of urban green zones. After identify and measure the vegetal elements present in the parks, gardens and streets of Santa María de Gracia neighborhood (Murcia, SE Spain), real and potential allergenicity indexes (IUGZA) were calculated. Obtained allergenicity indexes (IUGZA) range from 0.05 to 0.25, with a mean of 0.15 for the whole neighborhood. Being 0.30 a threshold value enough to cause allergy symptoms in the population can be concluded that the neighbourhood and some of their main parks and streets are safe places for pollinosis sufferers and risk of suffering allergies is low or very low