Dealing with the Yellow Peril

It’s that time of year again, that time when your car changes colour like a chameleon in order to mimic the surrounding landscape. Anything that stands still long enough will become coated with a light green to yellow dust. What is this dust you might ask? What you are seeing is pollen, a sure sign that spring has arrived and allergy season is here!

Pollen is disseminated from blooming trees and plants. The process of pollination develops new plant seeds. Pollen is dry and light, enabling it to float through the wind and travel several miles. Changes in the weather directly influence the amount of pollen and how it will affect allergy sufferers. Rain dampens pollen and reduces its ability to flow through the air.  Windy and warm weather can increase pollen amounts. 

If you are particularly allergic to the pollen, here are a few hints that may help a little.

  • Dry clothes in an automatic dryer rather than hanging them outside to avoid pollen collecting on clothing and being carried indoors.

  • Restrict outdoor activities during days with high winds and low humidity.

  • Shower after spending time outdoors to remove pollen from hair and skin.

  • Use air filters and clean regularly, or run an air conditioner and change the air filter frequently.

  • Wear a dust mask when gardening, or raking leaves.

  • Take a spoon of honey per day- supplied by a local bee-keeper

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