Georgia pollen count sets record

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:33 AM
Last updated 7:42 AM
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A warm winter is sending pollen counts soaring to record levels in Georgia.

Officials say a record high pollen count of 9,369 particles of pollen per cubic meter was measured today in metro Atlanta. That shattered Monday’s level of 8,164.

This week’s pollen counts are well above the old record of 6,013, which dates to April 12, 1999.

The pollen counts were measured by the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic.

Dr. Stanley Fineman, an allergist with the clinic, tells The Marietta Daily Journal that doctors have never seen the level this high, and patients are having a lot more difficulties this year. He said health issues facing patients seen at the clinic include nasal congestion, sneezing and itching of the nose and eyes.

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bdouglas 03/20/12 - 09:13 am
"You ain't seen nothin'

"You ain't seen nothin' yet..." That's what I think anyway. I remember a year or two ago, coming out of California Dreaming for a late dinner around 9pm and under every light post it looked like we were in the middle of a snow storm or thick fog because the pollen was so thick. If what we have now is "record" pollen, I'm afraid we're in for a lot more than that.

stillamazed 03/20/12 - 10:31 am
My nose, eyes and ears are

My nose, eyes and ears are feeling it!

Tots 03/20/12 - 10:47 am
Stillamazed@10:31am- Mine

Stillamazed@10:31am- Mine too...I've never had it so bad ,so soon in the year..Before today..

P.S. Good morning to everybody,and God bless us all.

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