Jacksonville Allergy Pollen and Mold Forecast 7-11-14

July 11th, 2014

Trees: None
Grass: LOW
Weeds: LOW
Molds: HIGH

Source: www.weather. com
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Worst Allergy Capitals in North America 2014

July 10th, 2014

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!

http://www.aafa.org/pdfs/FINAL_public_LIST_Spring_2014.pdf

Lady sneezing MSCA

Asthmatics should beware of spray-on sunblock

July 10th, 2014

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:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/07/09/consumer-reports-spray-on-sunscreen-children/12438109/

Jacksonville Allergy Pollen and Mold Forecast 7/8/14

July 8th, 2014

Trees: None
Grass: LOW
Weeds: LOW
Molds: HIGH

Source: www.weather. com

Haagen-Daz Ice Cream Recalled Over Mislabeled Contents

June 30th, 2014

If you have a peanut food allergy be sure to check out this article about hidden peanut allergen in cartons of Haagen-Daz.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-haagen-dazs-recall

Closed July 4th

June 27th, 2014

A reminder that our offices will be closed on Friday 7/4 in observance of Independence Day. We wish you and your family a wonderful 4th of July!
American flag and apple pie

Are driving with allergies as bad as driving under the influence?

June 24th, 2014

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.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/seasonal-allergy-symptoms

Jacksonville Allergy Pollen and Mold Spore Count 6-20-14

June 20th, 2014

Tree pollen- NONE
Grass pollen- LOW
Weed pollen- LOW
Mold spores- VERY HIGH

Source: weather.com

Dew on Green Grass

Got Grass Pollen Allergy?

June 6th, 2014

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.

johnsongrassUFL

Picture Source: plants.ifas.ufl.edu

Jacksonville Allergy Pollen & Mold Count Forecast 6/6/14

June 6th, 2014

Tree pollen- NONE
Grass pollen- MODERATE
Weed pollen- NONE
Mold spores- HIGH

Source: weather.com