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Pollen Season is in Full Swing

By April 18, 2013

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PollenThe pollen count in Atlanta is hitting crazy levels, as evidenced by the coat of yucky yellow dust that is blanketing everything around us. A few rain storms have granted us momentary relief, but counts have reached well in to the "Extremely High" range for the past week and a half (rocketing up from "Low" just two short weeks ago).

Everyone reacts differently to pollen, and some types may impact you more than others. If the pollen is bothering you, here are some (mostly common sense) tips to help you cope:

  • Stay indoors (oh so hard with the lovely weather we've been having).
  • Clean, clean, clean. Wash your hair, dust your home, and even consider an air purifier. Keep those pets clean too!
  • Keep windows closed - use the AC instead.
  • Consider your landscaping choices. Know your pollen triggers and avoid planting those items near you home.

Good luck! If all else fails, jet away to somewhere pollen-free!

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