Health&Wellness Magazine May 2016 - Page 46

46 & May 2016 | Read this issue and more at | Lexington Abounds with Spring Allergies Learn how to deal with this seasonal assault By Angela S. Hoover, Staff Writer Springtime in Lexington can be a blessing or a curse, depending on whether you are an allergy sufferer or not. Lexington often has one of the highest pollen counts in the nation in any given year. It was named the worst allergy city in 2008 by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America after recording a pollen count of 100, which means there was a daily average of 300 grains of pollen per cubic meter polluting the air. Increasing climate change is expected to worsen things for allergy sufferers in Lexington, according to the Union of Concerned Sc Y[