Ick (as opposed to Ike)

by September 10, 2008 • 0 comments

Is anyone else suffering from sinus/allergy problems? My whole family has been sick for the last couple of days. Based on the fact that it happened after spending time outdoors, I think pollen may be the culprit.

Below is a graph from Pollen.com showing the recorded pollen levels for our area over the past 30 days.  The pollen levels are on a scale of 12. Low is 0-2.4, Low-Medium is 2.5-4.8, Medium is 4.9-7.2, High-Medium is 7.3-9.6, and High is 9.7-12.0. These levels take into account how much pollen the allergy sufferer is likely to be exposed to for that given period.

30 Day Pollen History

As you can clearly see, there has been an major increase in the levels, particularly in the last week.  Today’s level is 8.4, which is considered medium-high.  The predominent pollens are ragweed and grass.  So, if your feeling a bit stuffy, or just plain sick, you may want to stay indoors.

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