Are trees, plants, weeds and moulds the friends or the foe of nurses? This article gives an overview of the benefits and disadvantages of having them around us. It offers practical tips and advice on preventing health issues and maximising wellbeing. A list of resources is given for those wanting to explore further.
When we consider the negative features of trees, plants and moulds, the first thing most nurses think about is allergy, which is common and problematic. Seasonal allergic rhinitis is caused by airborne allergens from grasses, trees, weeds, plants and outdoor moulds which are wind, rather than insect, pollinated.