Pollen Count Rises in Athens


The pollen count in Athens is fifteen percent higher this April than it was last year.
Over the first seven days of the month, the city has averaged 1919, over 220 points higher than 2014.

The increase in pollen has proven problematic for those with allergies. Many have even had difficulty adhering to their regular schedules.
However, several allergy medicines no longer require prescriptions and are available over the counter, making relief from the pollen a bit more accessible.

This week, Pine, Oak, Sweet and Gum trees are the primary producers of pollen.

Despite the chance of thunderstorms, the pollen count is expected to remain high  for the rest of the week.

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