NEWS REPORT: Spring Pollen Season
Posted on July 3, 2024

Channel 12 meteorologist Gino Recchia interviewed Dr. Steven and office staff about the spring pollen season

Reproduced from WISN12 MILWAUKEE:

Warm, wet spring: How it affects Wisconsin allergy sufferers

Warm spring allowed the early, mid and late season tree pollen to be spread out, easing the blow to those who suffer from tree pollen allergies

GREENFIELD, Wis. - At the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center in Greenfield, staff members collect daily pollen samples to monitor the pollen count in the air we all breathe.

"Every day someone in the office makes a new slide. So we have to take out the old one, which has all of the collections on it," said Jenna Lewis, a member from the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, who explained the daily routine.

This process helps them identify and count microscopic pollen grains. Rene Steven provides insight into the types of pollen currently prominent.

"This is actually a photo micrograph of grass pollen. This is one of the prominent pollens that we're experiencing right now," Rene Steven said.

The pollen grains, often invisible to the naked eye, have a significant impact on those with allergies. The experts at the center examine and count these pollen grains to keep allergy sufferers informed.


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