According to the report, the top pollen contributors are trees, particularly oak, pine, sweet gum, juniper and sycamore.
“As the temperatures outside continue to rise, so will the pollen count,” Atlanta Allergy and Asthma stated in a press release.
To provide some relief, the practice gave a few tips on how to survive these high pollen counts:
● Keep car windows closed and run the air conditioner on the recycled setting to keep cool.
● Change or clean air filters regularly.
● Shower before going to bed. According to the release, pollen can get onto your hair, clothes and skin.
● Wear sunglasses to keep pollen out of your eyes.
● Take off your shoes when you get home.
● Wash off your pets’ paws and wipe down their fur with a damp cloth when they come in from outside.
● Spend time outside before noon when pollen levels are usually lowest.
● Take allergy medicine before spending time outdoors.
For more information and updates on daily pollen counts, visit www.atlantaallergy.com.