Spring Allergens Persist: Georgia’s Pollen Count Increases

April 24, 2024
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🌤 The Gist: Georgia’s air quality today shows a high pollen count of 152, down from 197 on Monday but up from 127 yesterday. The humidity stands at 51%, contributing to conditions that may affect those with allergies.

📊 The Details: The pollen and mold report from Atlanta Allergy and Asthma today indicates a significant presence of allergens in the air, with trees, grass, and weeds all contributing to the pollen count. Although the levels have slightly decreased from the beginning of the spring season, residents with sensitivities to these allergens may still experience discomfort.

🔢 By The Numbers:

  • Total Pollen Count: 152
  • Trees: High Level
  • Grass: Moderate Level
  • Weeds: Moderate Level
  • Mold Activity: Low Level
  • Humidity: 51%

🌳 The Big Picture: In comparison to the earlier part of the season, where Georgia witnessed extremely high pollen counts, the current levels show a downward trend. Nonetheless, the pollen count remains at a high classification. The mix of spring vegetation coming into full bloom and fluctuating temperatures contribute to the ongoing allergen presence in the atmosphere.

🏥 Why It Matters: For Georgia residents, particularly those among the 19.2 million adults nationwide who have been diagnosed with hay fever, the daily pollen count is more than just a number—it directly influences their daily well-being. High pollen levels can lead to increased symptoms for those with respiratory issues, such as asthma or allergic rhinitis.

🌱 What You Can Do: Residents affected by pollen can take certain measures, such as keeping windows closed, using air purifiers, and following medical advice on allergy medication. Staying informed about daily pollen counts can help in planning outdoor activities.

🌴 Fast Fact: For over 80 years, community planners have insisted on planting only male trees, which produce pollen. With few to no female trees around, the pollen is not absorbed, which leads to higher pollen counts in several communities and is why you see an uptick in people with allergies.

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