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Bureau of Air Quality

Ragweed Pollen

Ragweed Pollen Information

August and September bring more than the end of the summer. These months mean watery eyes, sniffling, and other allergic reactions to airborne ragweed pollen during what is traditionally the hay fever season in Pennsylvania. The purpose of this site to help Pennsylvanians by providing information on current ragweed pollen conditions.

Ragweed Pollen Levels

Get the latest ragweed pollen outlook for your area of the state.

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Pollen Grain

Get Involved!

Learn how to recognize the ragweed plant. Get some tips on controlling ragweed before pollen production begins in mid-August. Get tips (PDF) on reducing the effects of pollen on you. Encourage your community to adopt a noxious-weed ordinance (PDF) if none is in place. Download an educational poster (PDF) and circulate.

Other Resources
Accurate allergy forecasts for the entire US - including your own neighborhood.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
The AAAAI has developed an extensive library of information in this center to help you learn more about allergic disease.

National Allergy Bureau
View pollen and mold counts for the Northeast U.S.

Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics
AANMA is a national nonprofit network of families whose desire is to overcome, not cope with, allergies and asthma.

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Online
An information and news service for patients, parents of patients, the news media, and purchasers of group health care programs.

American Lung Association
The mission of the American Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.

Sniffles & Sneezes
Allergy and Asthma Care and Prevention for the family.


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