Niveaux de pollen
Le tableau suivant indique le niveau de risque* pour chaque type de pollen. L’intensité du pollen est déterminée par le nombre de PPM (grains de pollen par mètre cube).
La météo et l’heure de la journée jouent également un rôle important dans la façon dont le pollen peut vous affecter. Comme le pollen tombe au sol, vous pouvez davantage ressentir les symptômes des allergies saisonnières le soir, lorsque la chaleur se dissipe. C’est pourquoi de nombreuses personnes souffrant d’allergies présentent des symptômes plus graves la nuit. La pluie ayant tendance à dissiper le pollen, il est généralement plus facile de gérer les symptômes des allergies saisonnières les jours de pluie.
* Déterminé en appliquant les lignes directrices du NAB (National Allergy Bureau) à nos données et en prenant les valeurs percentiles de la saison étendue pour chaque type de pollen.
- 0 à 95
- 96 à 207
- 208 à 703
- 704 et plus
Pollen de plantes nuisibles
- 0 à 20
- 21 à 77
- 78 à 266
- 267 et plus
Pollen de plantes herbacées
- 0 à 29
- 30 à 60
- 61 à 341
- 342 et plus
Weed pollen boosts pollen levels in April through May, but drops off toward the end of spring. Even though pollen from grass still picks up around this time, pollen counts typically stay lower from June to January. That said, if you want to keep seasonal allergies at bay during the months with high pollen counts, you might want to stay indoors, steer clear of parks and grassy areas, and have allergy relief at the ready.
Types of Pollen
We’ve taken a closer look at the types of pollen out there to help you narrow down which ones will have you reaching for the tissues.
PineAsh trees come in a variety of species (45 to 60 species worldwide), but the most common in the US is white ash. Ash trees can be found just about anywhere. Unfortunately for allergy sufferers, ash trees can produce pollen at almost any time of year depending on the species, but peak primarily in the spring. Ash tree allergy symptoms you might experience include runny nose, coughing, congestion and sneezing. To help avoid some of these symptoms, do your best to stay indoors. If these symptoms become difficult to manage on your own, ask your doctor if allergy medication might be best for you.Peak Season : Spring
PineBirch trees grow throughout the US (especially in the northern states), making them particularly hard to avoid. Birch tree pollen is released as early as January and can continue to be scattered by the wind through April. If you’re allergic to birch tree pollen, you might experience symptoms like sneezing, nasal congestion, wheezing, runny nose and watery eyes. Sign up for pollen alerts in your area, and help manage your allergy symptoms by keeping your windows and doors closed as much as possible.Peak Season : Late Winter to Spring
ElmElm trees come from a family of about 35 species. Different species pollinate two times during the year: most in January or February (sometimes as late as April) and a few produce pollen during the late summer into November. However, pollination can still occur at any time of year. If you’re allergic to elm trees, you might endure symptoms like sneezing, nasal congestion, wheezing and itchy throat, nose and eyes. Help prevent allergy symptoms by getting personalized pollen alerts and limiting time outdoors when levels are high. You’ll want to wash your bedding and clothes more often too!Peak Season : Winter and Late Summer
PinePine Trees can be found growing throughout the US. Fortunately, pine pollen allergies are fairly uncommon, but people can be severely allergic to pine nuts. Pine pollen allergy symptoms can include itchy eyes, runny nose, congestion and coughing. Pine nut allergy symptoms can be as severe as other nut allergies, including symptoms such as anaphylaxis, tightness in the chest and difficulty breathing. To try to evade pine pollen allergies, get personalized alerts about the pollen count in your area and do your best to stay indoors when pine pollen levels are highPeak Season : Spring to Early Summer
PoplarPoplar trees can be found all over the US, as it is a popular tree used in landscaping. The most common species of poplar in North America is the Quaking Aspen. Poplar trees typically begin to pollinate in March and continue through April. If you’re suffering from poplar tree allergy symptoms, you might experience coughing, congestion, sneezing and itchy throat, nose and eyes. You can help manage these symptoms by avoiding peak pollen levels with personalized pollen alerts for your area. Cleaning your house often and doing laundry more frequently can also provide relief, as well.Peak Season : Spring
JuniperJuniper trees grow most commonly in the northern US. Juniper trees produce pollen grains about 20 to 30 micrometers in size (making them barely visible to the naked eye), which is small enough to become airborne and impact allergy sufferers from miles and miles away. Symptoms from juniper tree pollen allergies can include congestion, sneezing, sore throat and even dark circles under the eyes! To help relieve some of these symptoms, keep your doors and windows closed, dust and clean more frequently, and wash bedding and clothes more often. When you do step out, wearing a mask might help too.Peak Season : Winter to Late Spring
MapleMaple trees can be found just about anywhere in the country. They’re even considered an invasive species in some parts of the US. Maple trees pollinate in February and continue through April. Unfortunately, maple tree pollen is extremely allergenic and can travel for miles, making them difficult to avoid for allergy sufferers. If allergic, you might experience symptoms like runny nose, coughing, congestion, sneezing and watery eyes. For a bit of relief, close your windows and doors. Keep your house clean and shower more frequently to ensure pollen doesn’t linger after stepping outside.Peak Season : Spring
OakOak trees come from a family of 450 species and can be found all over the US. Oak tree pollen is highly allergenic and has a long allergy season, stretching from February all the way through to May. If you’re allergic to oak tree pollen, you might face allergy symptoms like sneezing, nasal congestion, wheezing and itchy throat, nose and eyes. Be sure to sign up for personalized pollen alerts for your area so you can avoid or limit exposure during peak pollen levels. Clean often and avoid bringing pollen indoors by removing “outside” clothes like shoes, jackets and hats.Peak Season : Winter to Spring
RagweedRagweed is a weed that grows throughout the US, especially in rural areas. A single ragweed plant can create up to 1 billion pollen grains! This usually happens around August as warm weather, summer breezes and humidity help release their pollen grains. If you are allergic to ragweed, you might face allergy symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, post-nasal drip and itchiness in the eyes, nose and throat. To help keep symptoms at bay, track the pollen count in your area, stay indoors during peak levels and plan ahead when you do step out.Peak Season : Late Summer
PoaceaePoaceae (pronounced “po-see-ay”) commonly known as the grass family of flowering plants. As it’s a large family (over 12,000 species), Poaceae pollen is the leading cause of pollen allergy worldwide! If you’re allergic to Poaceae, you might experience allergy symptoms like itchy throat, runny nose, sneezing, watering eyes, blocked sinuses and headaches. To help alleviate symptoms, cover up when going out to prevent unnecessary contact and remove all outside clothing when returning indoors, but ultimately, you’ll want to try to refrain from going outside if you can avoid it.Peak Season : Late Spring to Early Summer
Tips to Survive High Pollen Count
Allergy season is upon us and for those who suffer from allergies, it can be a tough time of year. But don't worry, there are ways to reduce your symptoms and make it more bearable. Here are some allergy-free tips to help you out
When pollen levels are high, keep Kleenex® Ultra Soft™ Tissues at the ready. They’re allergist approved and hypoallergenic to help conquer allergy season. Place a few boxes around your home to ensure Kleenex Ultra Soft™ tissues are always within arm’s reach.
Pollen Pal gives you pollen count levels and weather forecasts in your area, so you can be prepared to take on the outdoors — even with a few allergy symptoms! Sign up to get personalized alerts when pollen levels are at their worst so you can still make the most of your day and the days ahead.
Don't let allergens take over your home! Keep pollen, dust, dander and other particles at bay with regular cleaning. Vacuum 1 - 2 times a week with a HEPA filter vacuum to help trap allergen particles lingering on carpets and surfaces.
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Foire aux questions
- Les capteurs de pollen locaux, si disponibles.
- Les données météorologiques et autres facteurs anthropiques.
- Les données relatives à la végétation dans votre région.
Un niveau de pollen d’arbre supérieur à 50 est considéré comme élevé, tandis qu’un niveau compris entre 1 et 10 est considéré comme faible. Assurez-vous de vérifier les niveaux de pollen de votre région avant de vous aventurer à l’extérieur et préparez-vous en conséquence.