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Pollen abounds as spring has certainly begun in the Ozarks.
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s regular pollen count began today and will be posted daily throughout the season until the first freeze.
Both mold and tree pollen were present in today’s reading. More detailed information can be found at health.springfieldmo.gov/pollen. The page is mobile-friendly and features the ability to view historical local pollen data as well as the current day’s count.
Pollen and spore counts are collected over a 24-hour period, from 8 a.m. until 8 a.m. the following day. The counts are typically posted online by about 10:30 a.m. Please take into consideration that the data presented each day actually reflects the previous 24-hour period.
The health department posts pollen counts in an effort to help the public keep tabs on airborne allergens in the area. Allergies are among the most common chronic conditions worldwide. Symptoms of allergies range from making you miserable to putting you at risk for life-threatening reactions.
The Health Department has provided pollen data to the community, news media sources, meteorologists and physicians since 1961.
For more information, contact Kathryn Wall and (417) 874-1205 or firstname.lastname@example.org