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Wattle pollen is often believed to be the culprit when people get the sneezes and snuffles - hayfever - or asthma. Wattle gets the blame but is it really the cause?

Medical researchers who specialise in allergies say that although some people are undoubtedly allergic to wattle pollen, asthma due to wattle pollen is uncommon! The Asthma Foundation of NSW supports this view.

You may be able to enjoy some of Australia's most beautiful and characteristic plants - wattles. Find out if wattle is the real culprit by being tested. Ask your family doctor for a referral to the:
Allergy Clinic, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, in Sydney,
or contact:

the Secretary,
Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy,
PO Box 204, Mt. Albert, Victoria, 3127.
Ph. (03) 9890 4374 Fax (03) 9899 6920
for the name and address of the nearest allergy clinic or private allergist who will arrange your test.