Ever wonder where Jacksonville ranks on a list of the most allergenic cities? The Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America has recently published its list of the most allergenic cities during the springtime. Check out where we rank at the link below!
Sunburn season is in full swing here in Jacksonville and northeast Florida. The FDA is looking into the safety of aerosolized sunblock because the tiny droplets could enter the lungs and trigger an asthma flare. You can read more about this credible concern here:
Source: www.weather. com
If you have a peanut food allergy be sure to check out this article about hidden peanut allergen in cartons of Haagen-Daz.
According to a study out of the Netherlands, almost! Click the below link for details about this interesting study mentioned in the Wall Street Journal 6/23/14.
The three most allergenic grasses in Jacksonville and North Florida are: Bahia, Bermuda and Johnson grass. Most folks have heard of the first two, but what the heck is Johnson grass???
According the the University of Florida, it is an invasive grass introduced from the Mediterranean. It tends to grow in clumps and can reach 8 feet in height! And yes..it’s very allergenic. Here’s a picture of Johnson grass below—more information an be found at http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/429.
You’ll most likely spot Johnson grass growing as tall clumping grass along the edge of wooded areas and in fields. See if you can spot any Johnson on your next morning commute.
Picture Source: plants.ifas.ufl.edu
Tree pollen- NONE
Grass pollen- MODERATE
Weed pollen- NONE
Mold spores- HIGH