Be greater than your allergies
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Just because temperatures start to drop, it doesn’t mean the air is clear of allergens. Fall comes with its own allergy season, and experts say the culprit is typically weed or grass pollens.
“A very heavy precipitation during the fall and winter may be enough to enhance the pollen production, particularly grass pollen," Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director at Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, told weather.com. “So we may see more grass pollens flowering early and more robustly from a very heavy precipitation in fall and winter, which we’ve seen in many areas.”
The top offender could be in your backyard. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), ragweed causes 75 percent of all hayfever. The AAFA estimates that one ragweed plant can produce up to 1 billion pollen grains.1
Here are the top weeds that release pollen in the late summer and early fall, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Dr. Clifford Bassett, Asthma and Allergy Care of New York