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Find out the pollen count in your location by entering your zip code in the Pollen Pal tool above.
Pollen Pal provides pollen counts and weather forecasts near you by entering your zip code. It can also give you more detailed information about what types of pollen to expect today and in the coming days. You can even click on the pollen type to view the allergen breakdown to get a more accurate idea of which pollens you might be sensitive to.
Pollen Pal will predict the pollen count for the next 5 days in your current or selected area, breaking it down into grass, tree and weed pollen counts to help you plan your next few days outdoors.
How does Pollen Pal work?
The pollen tracker takes data from multiple sources to create a pollen count tailored just for you.
The data comes from Ambee, which sources its data from:
1. Pollen samples in the USA
2. Local climate
3. Different types of trees, weeds and grass around you
The table below shows the risk level for each pollen type resulting from applying the NAB guidelines to our data and the extended season percentages for each pollen type.
The gravity of the pollen is dictated by theppmnumber what does it meanpollen grains per cubic metre.
The weather and time of day can also have a big impact on how pollen count affects you. Since pollen falls to the ground as heat dissipates overnight, it can cause your seasonal allergy symptoms to get worse, which is why many allergy sufferers experience worse symptoms at night.
On rainy days, you'll find that your allergy symptoms are easier to control as rain tends to wash away pollen.
What is pollen?
Pollen is an airborne light dust that serves as a fertilizer for various plants. Trees, flowers, grasses and weeds all produce pollen, especially during the spring and summer months.
What are the symptoms of pollen allergy?
It's not uncommon to think you've caught onecold or fluif you actually have allergies. Sometimes referred to as hay fever,tree pollen allergymay cause the following symptoms: nasal congestion; sinus pressure;runny nose; red, watery, itchy eyes; Cough; scratchy throat; postnasal drip; and tiredness1.
What is the pollen count?
Much like the Air Quality and Health Index measures air pollution, the pollen count is a measure of how much pollen is in the air on any given day. This information is collected from reporting stations across the country to provide accurate local pollen counts.
Common pollinators found in the US
|tree type||when they pollinate|
|sugar maple||September October|
|red maple||March April|
|Douglas Maple||August September|
|Peach Leaf Willow||April May|
|white birch||April - June|
|white grey||April May|
|Western white pine||June July|
|eastern white pine||May June|
|bur oak||March June|
|white oak||month of March|
Could higher air pollution make pollen allergies worse?
In a word, yes. A study presented at the2The 49th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) reported that two air pollutants associated with climate change interact with certain pollen, resulting in a change in chemical content that increases the pollen's potency. This in turn triggers a stronger immune response in allergy sufferers.3.
At what time of the day is the pollen count highest?
Pollen counts are highest on dry, windy days and lowest after rain or at night - typically peaking between 5am and 10am and at dusk. So avoid these times if you plan to be outdoors. If you plan to exercise outdoors during allergy season, consider using a face mask that filters out pollen. Once you get home, flush your nose with saline or ask your doctor about nasal sprays for relief.
A tree pollen count over 50 is considered high, while one to 10 is considered low. Be sure to check your local pollen count before venturing outside and plan accordingly.
What to do if there is a high pollen count?
1) Kleenex® Ultra Soft™ facial tissues
When pollen counts are high, make sure you have America's ultra-soft fabric (among national brands) in your home to comfort your nose. Made for comfort, oursKleenex® Ultra Soft™ 3-ply facial tissuesoffer unbeatable softness (compared to leading ultra-national brands) when just the lightest touch is enough - perfect for soothing your nose whenever you need relief. Store a box of Kleenex® Ultra Soft™ facial tissues in the kitchen, living room, office,bathroom, quarters andGuest roomto ensure the softest comfort for your nose is always within reach.
2) Bring a box of Kleenex® On-The-Go facial tissues
You never know when the pollen count will suddenly shoot up. That's why it's a good idea to always have oneKleenex® On-The-Go Pocket Face Tissue Packavailable for immediate relief. These handy tissue packs have 3 layers to comfort your face and protect your hands. Slip them into your purse, diaper bag, gym bag, or in your car for superior softness and comfort.Kleenex® Facial Tissuesit is always within reach.
3) Use an antihistamine
The "allergies" are the result of the release of a substance called histamine. This is because your body's immune system mistakes pollen and other allergens as a threat and overreacts in an attempt to protect itself. Antihistamines are designed to help relieve allergy symptoms by blocking the body's release of histamine, thereby preventing symptoms. Check with your doctor or nurse to see if an antihistamine would work for you.
4) Stay indoors
When pollen levels are very high, staying indoors in a climate-controlled environment may be advisable. This way you can limit your exposure to airborne allergens and avoid the discomfort of a reaction.
5) Wash it
Pollen tends to stick to hair and skin. Try taking a shower at night before bed to wash the pollen off your body and prevent you from waking up stuffy.
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How do I find my local pollen count? ›
Visit the National Allergy Bureau at AAAAI.org/nab for pollen count information. Visit airnow.gov for Environmental Protection Agency air quality alerts. Both websites also have apps available for smartphones and tablets.What is the current pollen count in Atlanta Georgia? ›
Current pollen count is 2.What is causing allergies now in Georgia? ›
In Georgia, tree pollen is the main allergen in the spring. Grass pollen is mainly produced during the summer months. The fall is when weeds produce pollen, so these allergies will be worse in late summer and up until the end of allergy season.Is it pollen season in Georgia? ›
Early spring: Tree pollen abounds from late March to April. Late spring: Grass pollen spreads mostly in May. Summer: Weeds produce the most pollen from July to August. Summer to the first frost: Ragweed pollen is prevalent.Why are my allergies so bad right now? ›
Whether it is because of warmer temperatures or more carbon dioxide being emitted, the general tendency with climate change has been longer pollen seasons and greater quantities of pollen which are genuinely the contributors in seasonal allergies for getting worse this year.Is there a local pollen count app? ›
My Pollen Forecast is the best app for tracking the pollen count and your allergens. With a sleek modern design, you can view hayfever forecasts for the next 2 days and keep a diary of your symptoms. By using the app you will become more prepared for any allergy or asthma difficulties you could experience.How long is the pollen bad in Georgia? ›
Pollen counts in and around Atlanta follow strong seasonal patterns. The spring starts early in the southeast and in Atlanta we may see tree pollen as early as January. Tree pollen counts primarily from Oak and Birch tend to rise to peak levels by late March into mid-April and die down by late May.What is the yellow pollen in Atlanta? ›
“The yellow pollen we see in Georgia is pine tree pollen, which peaks in early spring, and it doesn't cause many symptoms,” Yarbrough said. “It's usually the smaller pollens like oak and hickory that cause the most severe allergies.” Oak, hickory and mulberry are currently producing pollen at high levels in Georgia.What state has the worst pollen? ›
- Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania's rich history and proximity to the ocean and New York City have made it one of the best places to live. ...
- Texas. ...
- Oklahoma. ...
- Virginia. ...
- Kansas. ...
- Massachusetts. ...
- Rhode Island. ...
Grasses. Timothy, Bermuda, Bahia, Johnson, Red Top, and Blue Grasses. Wind-blown ragweed allergens are some of the most common in the summer as they can travel for hundreds of miles. Ragweed typically starts growing in August, and even if it doesn't get close to you, it can still cause severe grass allergy symptoms.
Is the pollen count high in Connecticut today? ›
Today's Pollen Count
The tree pollen levels are currently at 2.
Welcome to the AAAAI's National Allergy Bureau™ (NAB™), your most trusted resource for accurate pollen and mold levels.What allergens are high in Minnesota? ›
- Tree pollen: April through June.
- Grass pollen: May through July.
- Weed pollen: summer through hard frost in fall.
- Ragweed allergy: August through the hard frost.