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Capital Weather Gang Archive: Health

Tree pollen starting to spike

It's been a while since we've had to think about pollen. But it's that time again. The tree count is HIGH at 567.41 gr/cubic meter with cedar/cyp/jun pollen comprising 539.94 grains/cubic meter of the total count. Alder, birch, elm, maple and pine were also observed.

By Jason Samenow  | March 1, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Health, Latest  
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Ragweed pollen above average this year

Are your allergies acting up this fall? There's a good reason - ragweed pollen has been worse than usual.

By Jason Samenow  | September 16, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Health  
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Don't Fry Day: Today and every day

We don't need to live in Arizona or Australia to be exposed to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, plenty of which can pass through even mostly cloudy skies. And we don't need to have experienced sunburn to get skin cancer. The Friday before Memorial day is Don't Fry Day, a sun safety awareness campaign of the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency.

By Ann Posegate  | May 28, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Health, Posegate  
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The pollen, my friend, is blowin' in the wind

The single biggest complaint I've heard about this week's weather is neither the above-normal heat, nor the crowds of tourists ... It's allergies. The sudden burst of warmth and sun combined with the lack of rainfall over the past several days have sent trees that were snow-bound just weeks ago into a reproduction frenzy. Tree pollen has been the main culprit.

By Ann Posegate  | April 8, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Health, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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Feeling under pressure by air pressure?

Wx in the City * Rain at times today: Full Forecast * There is no doubt that weather affects our health and well-being -- think hypothermia, sunburn and that good old "nice day" feeling from a clear, warm spring day. There is an entire field called biometeorology that is dedicated...

By Ann Posegate  | November 19, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Education, Health, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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Attack of the Autumn Allergies

Wx and the City * Wind Advisory Today: Full Forecast | Winter Weather Hype is Here * Image of ragweed pollen. Courtesy American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Sniff, sniff (cough). Achoo! (Rub eyes.) Sniff, sniff (blow nose). Achoo! Ugh ... If this has been your morning routine for...

By Ann Posegate  | October 7, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Health, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Sleeping Through Sunlight: Not a Success, Ann Posegate , August 5, 2009
Sun Safety: Don't Fry Day Friday, Ann Posegate , May 22, 2009
Will Summer Weather Suppress Swine Flu?, Ann Posegate , May 6, 2009
Thunderstorms and Asthma: A New link, Capital Weather Gang , July 16, 2008
 
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