Keep the cloths handy! Today's pollen count is the HIGHEST we've seen this year. Allergy experts said by Severe Weather Team 2, Katie Walls that these numbers will continue to rise as we go into April.
On Saturday morning it was 1
The pollen flight in the morning is in and it is the highest that has happened so far this year! If you come across these types of numbers, you may be allergic even if you are not allergic. Remember that pollen is the most concentrated in the morning and then more dispersed in the PM. pic.twitter.com/TZAqy4HEpU
– Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) March 30, 2019
How is it calculated? ? Certified counters of Atlanta Allergy and Asthma wake up early and early, well before dawn, and count the number of pollen particles on a slide that has been outdoors for 24 hours.
The number you see on Channel 2 Action News and in our free WSB Weather app is the count this morning and represents the pollen present in the metro ,
Technicians decode the different types of pollen particles with a microscope. So we know which species of trees, weeds and grass pollinate and cause problems.
People with allergies are studying what types of pollen are mentioned this morning to know how they might affect themselves during the day. Not everyone is allergic to it or irritated, but if the numbers rise in the thousands, you may also be irritated if you are not allergic to pollen.
Allergy experts recommend removing clothing after undressing to remove pollen irritants in your home. This also means that you have to wash your animals outdoors so that no allergens get inside.
If you are sensitive to pollen, keep in mind that pollen count is highest in the morning.
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