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Willamette grass pollen sets eyes itching

Published on June 17, 2010 3:01AM

Last changed on June 17, 2010 5:09AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- After a cool, wet spring, Willamette Valley grass seed farms let loose clouds of pollen over the weekend when the weather turned warmer and windy.

The Oregon Allergy Associates pollen counter in Eugene registered 310 pollen grains per cubic meter of air on Friday, 635 on Saturday and 990 on Sunday and Monday.

Dr. Jason Friesen told The Register-Guard the phone has been ringing off the hook at the allergy clinic with people reporting breathing problems and itchy eyes.


Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

Copyright 2010 The AP.


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