Pollen levels remain high

Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 02:26 PM.

It may not be possible to avoid all pollen, but Onslow County Health Department Clinical Services Director Francine Reeves offers a few tips to lessen the impact.

Consider pollen counts before planning outside activities and stay inside if pollen levels are particularly high or if it is particularly windy. Also, pollen counts are usually highest during the early morning hours.

To decrease exposure to pollen, avoid using window and attic fans and close windows and doors. Using air conditioning in your car and home may be best during pollen season.

Also keep in mind that people and pets can bring pollen into the home from outside, making it helpful to change clothes and frequently bathe pets that spend time outdoors.

For now, the good thing about the forecast of April showers is that it will offer a short reprieve.

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