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High pollen count kicks allergies into full gear

According to the EPA, airborne allergens such as dust, mold, and pollen impact half of all Americans. According to the EPA, airborne allergens such as dust, mold, and pollen impact half of all Americans.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

This time of year means sniffling, sneezing and watery eyes for many people.

The fluctuating temperatures have kept winter pollen in production, while springtime pollen kicks into gear, causing a bunch of problems if you have allergies.

With the pollen count for the next few days rated as medium to high, many allergy sufferers will have runny noses, itchy water eyes, and will be sneezing.

"The winter pollen and the spring pollen are kind of all coming out in full force right now so that's causing everybody to have the drainage, the nasal symptoms, runny noses, flare up their asthma, that's becoming a big issue. So everybody is trying to come in and get that taken care of," said Melissa Bailey who works as a nurse at an asthma and allergy clinic in Huntsville.

According to the EPA, airborne allergens such as dust, mold, and pollen impact half of all Americans, and treatment for these allergies in the U.S. costs Americans $21 billion a year.

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