Conocarpus Species Causing Health Problems

Conocarpus Species Causing Health ProblemsConocarpus Species Causing Health Problems

Health Minister Seyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi said that the respiratory problems brought on by the onset of rains in the southwestern Ahvaz city were due to the presence of the Conocarpus plant species in the area.

The problem has been exacerbated by the rainwater which has contributed to the spread of pollen allergies due to the plant species. Conocarpus (buttonwood) species are also found to be one of the causative agents of asthma. “The plant cover has increased in the city during the last two decades,” ISNA quoted him as saying. Timely pruning can help resolve the problem, he said. Last year that ended in March, more than 10,000 people visited hospitals after the first precipitation in Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province.