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Metro Atlanta pollen count and allergy index
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Metro Atlanta pollen count and allergy index

Metro Atlanta pollen count and allergy index
Photo Credit: ccompton@ajc.com/ccompton@ajc.com
A passing shower on the first day of spring knocks down a coating of yellow tree pollen that swirls around Dogwood blooms in a water puddle in Newborn. Made with Canon EOS 1DX camera, a 70-210 zoom lens at 180 mm, 1/200 second, F/9, ISO 640. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Metro Atlanta pollen count and allergy index

If you can’t see today’s pollen count on mobile, click here.

Information: Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Pollen Counting Station

Pollen is caused by trees, grass and weeds and can aggravate the symptoms of people with allergies. The Atlanta Allergy & Asthma pollen count measures how much pollen is in the air every day. The index ranges from a low of 0 to a high of 1500.

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