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Pollen count hits record high

March 22, 2012
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ATLANTA ­­­­— The unusually warm weather as of late also means earlier flower blooms, which also means a lot more pollen. In fact, in parts of the U.S., the pollen count reached a record high, which is good news for carwashes, the Star Advertiser reported.

The March 22 story said in Atlanta, the pollen count on March 20 hit a record high of 9,369 parts per cubic meter of air. The normal amount is 3,000.

The yellow pollen is so thick that Stanley Joffe of Avril’s Car Wash is running a $6 pollen special. “People know that as soon as they leave, they’ll just need another carwash,” Joffe said.

Dr. Todd Adkins, an immunologist at the Mississippi Asthma and Allergy Clinic in Jackson, said in the story, “This is truly the busiest I’ve ever been this time of year.”