Mesa County: Weed Pollen Levels In High Category
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Allergy sufferers in Mesa County may want to take some extra precautions. That's because county health experts are reporting that pollen levels for weeds are in the high category, for the first time this year.
In fact, numbers nearly doubled from the previous week's sample.
Officials say a weed called Kochia accounted for more than 2/3 of all the pollen, and will be the most prominent allergen for the rest of the summer.
Grand Valley residents can expect weed pollen count levels to remain steady for a while.
County officials say those who suffer from severe allergies may want to visit an allergist to be tested for specific conditions and receive treatment.
Other options include over-the-counter medications, installing in-home air filters, and staying inside.