Keeping Pollen Exposure to a Minimum
Posted by Shifrah on Monday, March 22, 2010
Pollen counts keep allergy sufferers informed.With spring officially upon us and pollen season revving up, now’s a good time to remind ourselves about how to protect ourselves from pollen exposure and how to use the knowledge of pollen counts to our advantage.

As Understanding the Pollen Count describes, "Similar to a weather forecast, a pollen forecast is a prediction of future pollen levels and helps allergy sufferers plan their outdoor activities and medication regimens. Specific for geographical regions, pollen forecasts take into account pollen counts, temperatures, precipitation, weather forecasts, and other natural events."

By checking the pollen forecast during spring allergy season, you know what days it might be best to stay indoors altogether, and you're aware of how much precaution you will need to take against the pollen exposure that's unavoidable. is an excellent resource, providing you with maps of the National Allergy Forecast and a place to input your zip code for specific pollen count information in your area, among other tools.

During high pollen count season, keep the following in mind in order to limit your exposure and keep symptoms to a minimum through allergen avoidance:

  • Remember that pollen counts are worst in the morning and lowest after a rainfall, so try to perform your outdoor activities accordingly.
  • Shower after going outdoors because airborne pollen will stick to your clothing, hair, and skin. Be aware that pets bring pollen indoors as well.
  • Wear an allergy relief mask when gardening.
  • Use a HEPA air purifier to filter pollen from your indoor air.
  • Be sure to place window filters in any open windows.>
  • Vacuum often to rid carpeting of tracked-in pollen.

On 7/9/2014 Gail bryant wrote:
Where is the pollen count by zip code?
On 7/9/2014 KevvyG wrote:
Here ya go!
Leave a Comment
Name (required)
Email (required)
  Notify me of updates
Code Image - Please contact webmaster if you have problems seeing this image code Load New Code
Please enter the code in the field below.

* Sign Up For Monthly Newsletter to Receive Special Discount *

Air Pollution Masks Allergies Asthma Allergy Bedding Allergy Armor Peanut Allergy Bedbugs Dust Mites Seasonal Allergy Steam Cleaners Humidity Control Mold Mold Prevention Pet Allergies Allergy Pillows Austin Air Neti Pot Nasal Irrigation Soy Allergy Allergy Research Allergy Study Tree Nut Allergy Food Allergies Eczema Mattresses Organic Blanket Miele Vacuums Pet Dander Dyson Pet Hair Humidifiers Dehumidifiers IQAir Ladybug Danby VOC's IAQ Blueair Smog Wildfires Electrolux SEBO AllerAir Cigarette Smoke Sinusitis Sulfates Achoo Newsletter Vacuum Cleaners Air Purifiers Valentine's Day Reliable Steam Mop Aprilaire Dri-Eaz Air-O-Swiss Humidity Pollen Count HEPA Filter Allergy Relief Anaphylaxis Auto Injector Winter Allergies Allergy Friendly Allergy Mask Pollen Mattress Pad Memory Foam New Product Fleas Atlanta How To FAQ Video Nebulizer Formaldehyde Toulene Achoo Promotion Ozone FDA Furnace Filter Ogallala Bedding MCS Hypoallergenic Down Tobacco Smoke Whirlpool ragweed Asthma Drug RZ Mask Organic Bedding Respro Better Sleep Immunotherapy Genetically Modified Environmental Control Sunscreen Vanicream BPA Phthalates Feminine Health Ask An Allergist Stadler Form Crane Humidifiers Antimicrobial COPD Recipes EcoDiscoveries Baby Allergy Products Santa Fe Dehumidifiers Vaping SLIT Vogmask Holidays Sensitive Skin Microbes Role AirPura Amaircare
Shop Items On Sale At