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What are pollen levels?

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Experts use a number rating to tell you much pollen is in the air throughout the day. There are different readings for different types of pollens. A tree pollen level at or above 90 is high, for example, while 1 to 14 is considered low.

Check a web site that tracks pollen counts for trees, mold, weeds, and grass across the U.S. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's site does this, for example.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. “Pollen and Mold Counts.”

American Academy of Allergies Asthma & Immunology: "Reading the Charts."

Lisa Hall, author, Harvest House, 2009. Taking Charge of Your Own Health,

Murray Grossan, MD, ear, nose and throat specialist, Cedars Sinai Medical Building Los Angeles; author, , Hydro Med, 2010. Free Yourself from Sinus and Allergy Problems -- Permanently

Marjorie L. Slankard, MD, clinical professor of medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Michael Blaiss, past president, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; practicing allergist, Memphis, TN.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on April 10, 2019

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. “Pollen and Mold Counts.”

American Academy of Allergies Asthma & Immunology: "Reading the Charts."

Lisa Hall, author, Harvest House, 2009. Taking Charge of Your Own Health,

Murray Grossan, MD, ear, nose and throat specialist, Cedars Sinai Medical Building Los Angeles; author, , Hydro Med, 2010. Free Yourself from Sinus and Allergy Problems -- Permanently

Marjorie L. Slankard, MD, clinical professor of medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Michael Blaiss, past president, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; practicing allergist, Memphis, TN.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on April 10, 2019

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