Health Tip: Keep Pollen Under Control

By on November 2, 2012

It’s impossible to avoid many types of seasonal pollen, but you can take steps to limit your exposure.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences offers these suggestions:

  • Avoid being outside between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. Pollen counts usually are lower during other hours, especially after a significant rain.
  • During the warmer months, keep car and home windows closed, and run the air conditioning.
  • Dry your clothes inside in an automatic dryer. If you hang clothing outside, pollen can collect on it and be carried into your home.
  • Have someone else mow the lawn. Keep the grass cut short.
  • When planting, look for varieties that are low pollen producers.

Source: HealthDay

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