Recent rainfall knocks pollen levels down

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Allergy Partners of Richmond measured two grains of tree pollen Friday morning, making it the lowest level of tree pollen since March 15.  The tree pollen levels have fluctuated between high and very high since March 22.   The season's highest level thus far was 4,620 on April 19.

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Grass pollen, which has shown up since mid-April, registered a count of one Friday morning.  Mold spores were in the low category, measuring 1,170 -- the lowest in over a week.

A less active weather pattern later next week will allow for more dry weather, and this will cause the pollen levels to return to much higher levels.

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