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Pollen and Mold Levels

Pollen counts are updated daily from February 15 to November 15.

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Posted on: June 04, 2018

Many people love spring because it means longer days, warmer weather, and the end of a dreary winter. It’s time to get outside, go to parks, enjoy friendly gatherings, and maybe even go to a barbeque or two. Except whenever you go outdoors, you start sneezing like crazy. Not only that, but your eyes get […]

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Posted on: November 09, 2017

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 11/9/2017 With the frost coming in the next week or two, this will be the final pollen count for this year. Like the proverbial broken record, our most recent pollen counts (few in the past few days due to rain) have shown very little pollen and a lot of […]

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 10/19/2017 With color to some of the trees and crisp clear air, real fall weather has finally come to Charlotte. This week’s pollen counts have been very low, especially ragweed, but mold continues to be high.  We are getting close to the first frost which will knock out the fall pollen. […]

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 11/16/2016 While the ragweed and other weed pollens are out of the air, high levels of mold persist. There is also a good amount of smoke in the air (extremely hazy in the mountains this weekend due to the burning forest fires) which is extremely  irritating to the upper and […]

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 7/15/2016 Believe it or not, not only do we have hot and sticky weather (high mold count) but our pollen collector has detected Saharan dust. We had some in the air last year at this time as well. Because of intense heat and very dry air, the dust particles of […]

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Posted on: June 01, 2016

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 6/10/2016 We are into the late spring/early summer period with grass pollen and especially high mold counts. While there also is a small amount of other pollen, weeds will really start pollenating in August. Whether you are taking a weekend getaway or a trip to Europe,  vacations offer a chance […]

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 5/19/2016 Between the rainy spells that we have had this week there is grass and tree pollen.  The rain will obviously knock out the pollen, but mold counts will be very high. The answer to the last question is: yes, there is a relationship with pollen allergy and a localized […]

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Posted on: May 06, 2016

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 5/6/2016   The grass pollen was higher earlier in the week and has dropped due to the rain. Oak and hickory tree pollen are still present and mold is high because of all the rain this week. The answer to last week’s question was yes, weather and temperature changes can […]

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

by John T. Klimas, M.D. Date: 4/28/2016 This week’s pollen count shows still a moderate amount of tree pollen, along with grass and a small amount of weeds. The answer to last week’s question: c. It depends on the pollen. According to studies done from the University of Missouri, University of Tulsa and Turkey, wind speed […]

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