Punxsutawney Phil confirmed it over the weekend: spring is coming! That means it’s time to plan your annual home cleanup efforts, look ahead to warmer weather and, if you’re one of the tens of millions of allergy sufferers in America, prepare for the various allergens that will be in the air this season. Those include tree pollens like oak, elm, cedar and birch, as well as grasses and molds which can all give people trouble and trigger allergy symptoms this time of year.

 

While science may not actually support the groundhog’s ability to predict the end of winter, the following facts about some of the most common allergens are still helpful to keep in mind whenever spring is in bloom in your part of the country.

 

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References:

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/ToolsTemplates/EntertainmentEd/Tips/Allergies.html
  2. http://www.phadia.com/en/products/allergy-testing-products/immunocap-allergen-information/grass-pollens/allergens/bermuda-grass/
  3. https://www.pollen.com/research/genus/betula
  4. http://www.phadia.com/en/Products/Allergy-testing-products/ImmunoCAP-Allergen-Information/Tree-Pollens/Allergens/Elm-/
  5. https://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/state-trees-of-the-united-states/
  6. http://www.phadia.com/Products/Allergy-testing-products/ImmunoCAP-Allergen-Information/Tree-Pollens/Allergens/Pecan-Hickory-/
  7. http://www.phadia.com/en/products/allergy-testing-products/immunocapallergen-information/tree-pollens/allergens/mountain-juniper-/
  8. https://www.healthline.com/health/allergies/honey-remedy
  9. https://wildseed.co.uk/species/view/190