Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Wednesday March 2, 2016

Back to work. I decided to put the counter up a little early this year. Over the 4 years of doing pollen counting, this would be the first time for a February. I did not expect too much for a few weeks, however I am seeing maple, cedar, and willow tree pollen on the rods. […]

March 2, 2016 · fleickly · No Comments
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Pollen Count- Monday April 8th, 2013

  The tree pollen continues to increase – for Monday April 7th, 2013 Total Pollen Count- 231 pollen grains per cubic meter of air sampled Types of Pollen/Mold Spores Identified Elm Maple Oak Birch Hickory Sycamore Pine Cottonwood No mold spores seen   FEL 4-9-2013

April 9, 2013 · fleickly · No Comments
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Pollen Counts for Indianapolis- 2013

Last Fall I was curious about comments made in the Indianapolis Star about seasonal allergies. Pollen counts for our area were referred to and I wondered where that information came from. Dr. Frank Wu had done area pollen counts for years. He no longer does the counts. According to the National Allergy Bureau (NAB)- there is […]

April 7, 2013 · fleickly · No Comments
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Dichlorophenol Exposure and the Development of Allergy

This article appeared in the December issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology  and has gotten a significant amount of attention. I was interviewed by a local radio station about the article. When you interview for a newspaper or for  radio, you are never sure what the end-product will be. The interviewee is […]

December 12, 2012 · fleickly · No Comments
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Allergy-Problems from a global perspective

The global problem of Allergy I came across a very interesting and powerful editorial that summarized many issues dealing with the worldwide problem of allergy. Allergy is a major health problem-clearly not in everyone and not in the majority of the population. Worldwide allergy affects 10-30% of people. As far as a single chronic clinical […]

February 2, 2012 · fleickly · No Comments
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Skin Testing for Aeroallergens

Position Paper: Practical guide to skin prick tests in allergy to aeroallergens I was alerted to this article by my partner Dr. Vitalpur. It comes from Allergy (European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology) 2011 . The purpose of the article was to provide ‘pocket guidelines’ from a consensus report regarding the use of allergy skin […]

November 30, 2011 · fleickly · No Comments
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House Dust- It is worse than we thought!

All too frequently I hear  someone saying that they are allergic to ‘Dust’. Just what is ‘Dust’ and is my ‘Dust’ the same as your ‘Dust’? More importantly is dust, specifically house dust, a harmless nuisance? When I was at Henry Ford Hospital, Dennis Ownby, MD analyzed the house dust material that was used in […]

June 9, 2010 · fleickly · One Comment
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