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Pollen Levels Could Break Records

Last updated on Thursday, April 5, 2012

(BLOOMINGTON) - The warm weather and mild winter this year might make for a rougher-than-usual allergy season this spring, according to weatherchannel.com and Barbara Moss, a health educator at the IU Health Center.

"This has been a special allergy season in that it occurred so rapidly with spring and summer descending upon us all at once," Moss said in an email. "There has also been a record high pollen count this year, so both students and staff have been pretty miserable. One staffer described the plight of some as 'horrific' with some suffering who never had allergies in the past."

The Weather Channel ranked Bloomington's tree pollen levels as "very high" for the past several weeks and several upcoming weeks.

Allergy season is not yet in full swing, but pollen counts in other states are already breaking records, according to the American College of Allergies, Asthma and Immunology.

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