Most Active Stories
- Scott MacKay Commentary: Providence Journal, We Knew Ye Well
- Joe Paolino vs. Edie Ajello?
- Scott MacKay Commentary: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Start Taking Off The Gloves
- Scott MacKay Commentary: More Twists In Providence Mayoral Contest
- Newport City Manager Cites Difficult City Council In Decision To Step Down
Wed May 7, 2014
Allergy Season Expected To Be Especially Harsh
Experts are predicting an unusually bad allergy season with high levels of pollen this year. They note that the cold and wet spring has delayed the onset of pollen production and will cause many types of plants to produce allergens at once. Professor Keith Killingbeck of The University of Rhode Island said he was surprised by the intensity of the allergen levels.
“If we’re two or three weeks from now, and we have white pines producing copious amounts of pollen and your windshield is yellow in the morning if you have any white pines around and you see that pollen, that wouldn’t have surprised me at all, but at this time of year and a couple weeks ago, I was surprised that the pollen counts were that high," said Killingbeck.
Killingbeck says he has already heard news reports of Rhode Islanders suffering from allergies at higher rates than in other years.
Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org
RI Higher Education