Weed pollen begins to climb in the Miami Valley

Allergies in the Miami Valley aren’t just something people have to deal with in the spring, summer and fall have their own types of pollen that can cause problems. In the summer, typically grass pollen spikes followed by weed pollen.

As summer ends and fall begins, weed and mold spores become the main trigger for allergy sufferers in the Miami Valley. The Regional Air Pollution Control Agency, which keeps track of air quality and pollen in the area, shared that weed pollen has begun to climb. They started picking up on Ragweed August 17.

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Ragweed can spike in the late summer and early fall. Another trigger in the fall months can be an increase in mold spores as leaves fall and decompose.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, allergy symptoms can include runny nose, wheezing, cough, headache or fatigue.