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Health department: St. Louis pollen counts peaking earlier than usual

You may be enjoying the early arrival of summer-like weather, but anyone who suffers seasonal allergies will tell you it’s causing a lot of misery.

According to the Pollen and Mold Center at the St. Louis County Health Department, pollen counts are peaking a month early, the earliest they’ve been this high in recent history.

Thursday’s rainy weather kept the pollen count down, but they’re expected to climb even higher once warm, dry weather returns.

The tree pollen that’s hitting the highest levels is Oak, Poplar, Willow and Mulberry. The good news is once the weather dries out and the pollen count spikes, the high levels of pollen will only last another week or so.

But until then, those with seasonal allergies will be suffering through the usually runny nose and itchy, watery eyes.

Click here to check the pollen counts at the St. Louis County Health Department’s Pollen and Mold Center. 

 

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