Date: Sat, 25 May 2013 12:16:36 +0200
- About.com Allergies
How To Interpret Pollen Counts
If you suffer from pollen allergies, you've probably been following the local pollen counts this time of year. These reports (or more accurately, forecasts) give us some idea of how much pollen is present in the air. Levels of tree pollen, grass pollen, and weed pollen are reported most often as being "low", "medium" or "high". Occasionally, these reports give further details on which kinds of tree and weed pollens are present, such as oak tree pollen or ragweed pollen, for example. But what exactly do these pollen counts mean? Learn how pollen counts are obtained, and what they mean for your allergy symptoms....