Thursday, April 8, 2010

Atlanta Air

Yesterday's near-record pollen count was brought to you by the City of Trees, Atlanta.

An area's pollen count is a measure of the number of grains of pollen in a cubic meter of air. The higher the number, the more sneezing and wheezing.

Here's a measure of pollen count by category:
* Low: 0-30
* Moderate: 31-60
* High: 61-120
* Extremely High: 120+

Yesterday's pollen count for America's Asthma Capital was 5,733. Today's anticipated rains should help clear the air.

The conventional wisdom is that if you don't have allergies when you move to Atlanta, you will soon acquire them. And if you already have allergies when you move here, you will die.

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