Talking to Dawn, Pims Media Coordinator Dr Waseem Khawaja said a 20,000 pollen count
is considered very high and people should adopt precautionary measures.
WASH your hair and change clothes after having been outside on a high pollen count
Areas in the far North and West, especially coastal areas and extensive agricultural areas with little woodland, generally experience lower pollen counts
Thanks to climate change, pollen counts
are only going to climb higher, more than doubling by the year 2040.
The last time a "very high" grass pollen count
occurred this late in the season was on July 23, 1985.
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2) A man walks along Pleasent Street in Worcester, past the Allergy Center sign which displays the daily pollen count
Check the pollen count
to find out how much pollen is in the air.
when the pollen count
is usually at the highest point of the day.
During a high pollen count
, try staying indoors with the windows shut.
Check your local pollen count
before going outside.
The average cedar and cypress pollen count
was 16,241 per square centimeter in the Tokyo government's survey conducted from Jan.