Indianapolis Tree Pollen Counts for Saturday April 19th, 2014

Still high levels of tree pollen out there today. The count was 143 grains of tree pollen per cubic meter of air sampled- or there about.
Ever here that one about the dog eating the kid’s homework? We have a 7 month old Goldendoodle- his name is Hops. He is all puppy! He reached the container with the pollen rods and ran all over with it in his mouth. He tossed it in favor of a treat. I found it under the sofa- a bit slobbery wet, but no damage done.
If you are sensitive to maple, poplar, birch, cedar, or oak- you may have been sneezing when you were outside today.

April 19, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Friday April 18th, 2014

A bit late for Friday’s count- it was moderate at 133 with maple, pine, poplar, birch, oak, and willow tree pollen.

April 18, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Thursday April 17th, 2014

Pollen counts today for the trees were in the moderate range at 80. Last year they were 252- high. There was a wide array of types; maple, pine, poplar, birch, oak, and cedar.

April 17, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Wednesday April 16th 2014

The Indy Star has changed their format. I have been keeping track of the numeric level for the pollen count. Today it is only a scale that indicates that the tree pollen count will be high. High counts would be between 90 and 1499. It was off just a bit for today.
We had a count of 18 which is back in the moderate range. The pollens seen were maple, poplar, birch, cedar, and pine.

April 16, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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Food Allergy 101- a talk for the Carmel Newcomers Club

This Thursday (4-17-2014) at noon I am the guest speaker for the Carmel Newcomers Club. This event is at the Oak Hill Mansion in Carmel. You need to be a member of the club or an invited guest to attend. They have asked me to talk about food allergy. The title is Food Allergy 101.
I have given many talks over the years, usually to medical types; medical students, residents, pediatricians, and other allergists. Preparing this talk was a challenge; balancing concepts, facts, data, in an entertaining and educational format. Perhaps if it goes well I may have to cook-up Food Allergy 102.

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Tuesday April 15th, 2014

Look at the graph carefully, the lines cross- last year the count was 723 for tax day- this year a mere 35 grains of tree pollen per cubic meter of air sampled. That would be in the moderate range.
The tree pollens were maple, elm, poplar, birch, and pine.

I have heard of some competition for predicting bad pollen days. Our friend Jill has a nosometer. Linda tells me that my counts match her symptoms- sorry that you suffer from outdoor allergies, but it is good to know that this does make sense and reflects how people are feeling when they go outside.

April 15, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Monday April 14th, 2014

I just got back from a PoCHA meeting- Parents of Children with Allergies which by the way was an excellent review of foods that are manufactured for those who struggle with allergies and intolerances.
I was tempted to wait to pull the rods- it was late, dark, wet, and cold. Given the type of day we had and the low forecast in the Indy Star, I thought we would have a negligible pollen count.
Surprise- today’s count was in the high level at 453 with oak, maple, pine, and birch tree pollen present in the air today.

April 14, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Count for Sunday April 13th, 2014

All that wind today stirred up a virtual pollen storm. The count today was the highest so far at 511 and would be in the high range for the tree pollens. Counts over 1500 would be considered very high.
The types of pollen were the usual; maple, elm, poplar, birch and pine. A new player was oak tree pollen.

April 13, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Saturday April 12th, 2014

Beautiful day today- great sun, nice temperatures, and a bit windy. That all made for a high tree pollen count of 209 grains of tree pollen per cubic meter of air sampled.
The species of pollens seen were maple, elm, poplar, birch, and pine.

April 12, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Friday April 11th, 2014

High counts today at 163. Maple, elm, poplar, birch, alder, and pine pollens were seen.

April 11, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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