Unseasonably warm weather produces early spring allergies

The New York Times reports, “In some parts of the country, allergists say they have been seeing a rush of patients as far back as February experiencing sneezing, sniffling and stuffed sinuses brought on by a weak winter and unexpectedly balmy weather.”

Pollen levels are higher than usual also because of “a lack of rain, which usually helps wash the pollen away.”

Atlanta, Georgia has registered a record “9,369 particles per cubic meter of air recently – 55 percent higher than the old daily record.” Memphis, Tennessee “recorded a pollen count last week that was double the normal level.”

The article contains a number of suggestions for those who suffer from pollen allergies.

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