Friday: Pollen Count continues to rise, now at 820

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From Staff Reports

For the fourth consecutive day, the Pollen Count remained in the High range and stands at 820 today.

Tree pollens continue to be the most active here in Metro Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic. The tree pollens identified as the most active include juniper, elm, alder, maple and pine. Grass and weed (sheep sorrel) pollens as well as mold registered in the Low range.

Today’s count of 820 is the highest recorded since April 10, 2020 when it was 1336.

Last year, the Pollen Count reached its peak on March 29 at 8,918. The record-high for Metro Atlanta is 9,369 set on March 20, 2012.

The Pollen Count is the measurement of the number of pollen grains in a cubic meter of air. The higher the pollen count, more than likely it leads to increased rates of an allergic reaction for folks with allergic disorders.

Here’s the day-by-day Pollen Count since Feb. 22:

February 22, Monday … 80 … Moderate
February 23, Tuesday … 154 … High
February 24, Wednesday … 170 … High
February 25, Thursday … 682 … High
February 26, Friday … 820 … High

For more information on the Pollen Count, visit: http://www.atlantaallergy.com/pollen_counts/.

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