Changeset 13173 in main

02/21/17 08:26:24 (5 years ago)
Paul Leo

Updates and additions to Allergy and Pollen pages

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    149149                                                allergy symptoms by doing activities away from high pollen areas and by taking allergy
    150150                                                medications that prevent symptoms before going to high pollen areas.
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     156                        <TITLE>Pollination and Seasonal Allergies </TITLE>
     157                        <CONTENT>
     158                                During pollination, weeds, grasses and trees release pollen as part of fertilization.
     159                                The powder-like particles, sometimes too fine too see, are carried by bees and insects
     160                                from plant to plant or in the air by wind and breezes.  Pollen that comes from plants
     161                                which fertilize through the air are a common trigger for symptoms of seasonal allergies (hay fever).
     162                                <br/><br/>
     163                                <img ibis:src="view/image/health/breathing/PollenIntro.jpg" style="width: 92%;" title="Pollen"/>
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     166                                        <TITLE>Pollen in New Mexico and Seasonal Allergies</TITLE>
     167                                        <CONTENT>
     168                                                The allergies a person suffers will vary from person to person, even within the same
     169                                                household and symptoms of seasonal allergies differ from season to season.  The onset
     170                                                and intensity of symptoms depends on what pollen a person is allergic to, how much of
     171                                                that pollen is in the air and how much contact a person has had with the pollen.
     172                                                <br/><br/>
     173                                                A person can reduce these symptoms by planning activities that limit exposure to pollen.
     174                                                This can include staying indoors during peak pollination times of the pollen he/she is
     175                                                allergic to, changing bedding more frequently, and washing hair daily. If you suffer from
     176                                                allergies, or you have symptoms that you think might be allergies, you should talk with your
     177                                                healthcare provider to determine which pollens you are allergic to. Then you can discuss which
     178                                                medications will reduce or prevent symptoms and what you can do to limit your contact with the
     179                                                pollen causing your symptoms.
     180                                                <br/><br/>
     181                                                People in central New Mexico may be interested in knowing which trees, shrubs and grasses are
     182                                                common in the area. The City of Albuquerque's Air Quality program lists the following vegetation
     183                                                in the Albuquerque area which are often associated with season allergies:
     184                                                <br/>
     185                                                <ul class="Indent">
     186                                                        <li>Juniper/Cedar</li>
     187                                                        <li>Elm</li>
     188                                                        <li>Ash</li>
     189                                                        <li>Cottonwood</li>
     190                                                        <li>Mulberry</li>
     191                                                        <li>Chenopodiaceae (common weeds)</li>
     192                                                        <li>Sage</li>
     193                                                        <li>Grass</li>
     194                                                        <li>Ragweed</li>
     195                                                </ul>
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     199                                        <TITLE>Common Pollination Periods in New Mexico</TITLE>
     200                                        <CONTENT>
     201                                        Weather conditions such as wind, can affect how much pollen is carried in the air,
     202                                        but usually not when pollination occurs. The typical pollen season begins in early
     203                                        spring and ends on the first fall freeze, which for much of New Mexico, typically
     204                                        occurs in late October and early November.
     205                                        <br/><br/>
     206                                        <img ibis:src="view/image/health/breathing/Pollen.jpg" style="width: 88%;" title="Common Pollination Periods in New Mexico"/>
     207                                        <br style="clear: both"/><br/>
     208                                        If you notice a rise in symptoms in early spring, usually in March and April, this may be
     209                                        due to allergies of tree pollens.  In central and northern New Mexico, often those trees
     210                                        are Juniper and Cottonwood. Juniper is known to begin releasing pollen as early as December,
     211                                        peaking in March and April. Cottonwood typically begins pollinating in March and this lasts through June.
     212                                        <br/><br/>
     213                                        Typically weeds pollinate in late summer and fall. Weeds associated with seasonal allergies
     214                                        include ragweed (there are several kinds) and sagebrush. Russian thistle, more commonly known as
     215                                        tumbleweed, tends to pollinate from spring through summer.
     216                                        <br/><br/>
     217                                        <span class="Bold">Common Pollination Periods in Central New Mexico/ Albuquerque Metro Area</span>
     218                                        <br/><br/>
     219                                        During spring and summer months, many people travel to central New Mexico for sporting events,
     220                                        tournaments, shopping, and school field trips. The following guide may be useful when planning activities
     221                                        for people who suffer from seasonal allergies, whether they live in, visit or shop in central New Mexico. 
     222                                        Albuquerque's pollen season lasts from March 1st through October 1st. This is based on information from the
     223                                        City of Albuquerque Air Quality Bureau.
     224                                        <br/><br/>
     225                                        <img ibis:src="view/image/health/breathing/PollinationPeriods.jpg" style="width: 88%;" title="Common Pollination Periods in New Mexico"/>
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     227                                        <ul class="Indent">
     228                                                <li>Juniper/Cedar pollen is produced from January through April and from September through December.</li>
     229                                                <li>Elm pollen is produced from January through April.</li>
     230                                                <li>Ash pollen is produced from March through June.</li>
     231                                                <li>Cottonwood pollen is produced from March through June.</li>
     232                                                <li>Mulberry pollen is produced from April through May.</li>
     233                                                <li>Chenopodiaceae (common weeds) pollen is produced from April through August.</li>
     234                                                <li>Sage pollen is produced from May through August.</li>
     235                                                <li>Grass pollen is produced from May through October.</li>
     236                                                <li>Ragweed pollen is produced from August through October.</li>
     237                                        </ul>
     238                                        <br/>
     239                                        City of Albuquerque Air Quality Bureau: <a href=""></a>
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