How to Check the Pollen Count in Your Area

What is Pollen?

Pollen is actually a powered particle which arrives from the pollen grain it is collected from the male reproductive cell of the plants, which produces during the summer in most areas for the purpose of reproduction in plants. In some countries, these pollen grains generated from plants in spring and fall also.

Pollen Image
Pollen Image

What’s the problem with Pollen Grains?

Allergies, yes you heard it right. The only problem pollen creates to us is allergies which causes through them. Pollen is one of the most common triggers of allergies which are seasonal based. Many people know pollen allergy as “hay fever.” Pollen grains from Trees and grasses are main reason for these allergies.

Girls Suffering From Pollen Allergies
Girls Suffering From Pollen Allergies

What trigger these allergies?

Some people face these allergies while others don’t this is because when people come into the contact with this pollen grain during the breeding season the body find this powered pollen particle as uninvited intruder to our system and warns the body to react against it, now our body defend these powered intruder and in response to our system our body

What are the Symptoms from pollen Allergies which are quite common?

Pollen Allergies
Pollen Allergies
  • Asthmatic reaction
  • Itchy and runny nose.
  • Red, itchy and watery eyes.
  • The itchy roof of the mouth or throat.
  • Cough.
  • Congestion of the nose.
  • Blocked sinuses.  
  • Sneezing
  • Tiredness and lethargic

What is pollen count?

Pollen count can be understood by a method in which the pollen grains will be calculated by a specific method where it can be easily described that how much pollen can be found in the air. The most common method to check the pollen count can be measured with the help of the device known as “rotorod Sampler”.

The Rotorod sampler is a device equipped with various rods and these roads are coated with a sticky substance and when the device spins from time to time and collects data from the air and then further inspected by the collecting department.

How to measure the amount of pollen in the air?

There are various units are present to tell us how much pollen is currently present in the air. These units can be converted into units such as “grains per cubic meter of air” and the ratings can be provided on a scale of “high”, “medium” or “low”.

Basically, in most the places the weather app provides the data where one can check the scale of pollen in the air.

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