What is a Pollen Bomb?
bombs occur when groups of trees each release millions of grains of in a short time. A strong gust of wind can stir up enough pollen to look like smoke from a bomb explosion or create a thick haze of dust. The more trees in your area, the more pollen and the worse your symptoms may be.
What Causes a Pollen Bomb?
An unusually long winter followed by an extremely windy, dry and hot day in early spring can be a recipe for an explosion of pollen — either from pollen blowing through the area or “bomb” effect when trees release the all at once, irritating your eyes, nose and throat.
How Long is Pollen Season?
More than 50 million American suffer from . While pollen bombs come primarily from trees in early spring, pollen season from trees, grass and weeds can last into the first frost of fall. For people allergic to more than one plant pollen, everyday activities such as going for a walk, playing outside with your kids, driving to work and gardening with allergies can be a nightmare for most of the year.