Description of the Pollen.com National Allergy Forecast, a useful resource for nationwide information on pollen levels.
Did you know that 8% of adults in the U.S. suffer from pollen allergies?
Sacramento area residents who suffer from allergies will want to check out the Pollen.com National Allergy Forecast website. It is a great source for information about both pollen levels and types of pollen. Just type in your city or zip code!
You can check out pollen levels nationwide by region, state and city on the site. Thus, it is a great tool to help you plan ahead when traveling in the continental U.S. so you can be forewarned and not caught off-guard.
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Spring Allergy Season – Where Does Sacramento Rank?
As I write this, Sacramento is among the 33% of the nation that rank at the medium-high (7.3 – 9.6) level according to the Pollen.com National Allergy Map. Spring pollen levels are, at the moment, near their seasonal peak. Tree pollen from Alder, Ash and Poplar trees is noted as being “active” in Sacramento right now. On the other hand, grass and ragweed levels are at the 0-2.4 level.
Pollen levels on Pollen.com fall between 0-12, zero being the lowest and 12 being the highest.
- 0-2.4 (low pollen level)
- 2.5-4.8 (low-medium pollen level)
- 4.9-7.2 (medium pollen level)
- 7.3-9.6 (medium-high level)
- 9.7-12 (high)
About Pollen.com National Allergy Forecast
In addition of up to a 5-day pollen forecast, the Pollen.com National Allergy Forecast site also offers articles on a variety of topics of interest to allergy suffers.
Among other things, one can learn about allergy causes and symptoms, and research over 1,200 potentially allergenic plants.
Also offered is a free “Allergy Alert” mobile app. Allergy Alert sends you a weather and allergy forecast and also offers an Allergy Diary feature that allows you to keep track of your symptoms. Pretty cool.
While perusing the website I checked to find out who was behind it. In case you were wondering, like I did:
“Pollen.com is provided by IQVIA™, a public company that performs qualitative and quantitative primary research in the health care field, prepares syndicated healthcare related studies, and consults for the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries worldwide since 1954. IQVIA developed Pollen.com’s proprietary forecasts and also manufactures Rotorod, the leading tool for pollen count measurement.”
To Sum Up
Luckily for me, I do not suffer a great deal from the allergens common in Sacramento. However, I know people that do.
For me, an occasional day or two once a year is usually the extent of it. Now that I am aware of the Pollen.com National Allergy Forecast website I intend to make a beeline to it next time I have symptoms!
Know someone who suffers from allergies? Feel free to share this blog post with them.
Do you have other allergy-related websites you would recommend to your fellow Sacramentans?
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