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Pollen count reaches upto 1,427 pcm.

ISLAMABAD:Pollen count has increased upto 1,427per cubic meter (pcm) in the federal capital here on Thursday.

According to a official Muhammad Farooq, Paper Mulberry pollen counted in Sector E-8 was 638, F-10 407,G-6 920 and H-8, 1,308 per cubic meter of air which considered too high.

He said that the weather will remain clear and dry for the next few days due to which pollen concentration is likely to increase.

In Islamabad , the pollen producing species are mainly pines, grasses, cannabis and paper mulberry. Among them, paper mulberry pollen has the largest concentration in Islamabad and its peak season matches with March.

According to Dr Arif Majeed said if someone is allergic to dust mites, you need to wash your bedding in hot water once a week, get new pillows, use dust mite covers on your pillows and mattress, vacuum regularly.

"If pollen is a problem, you should avoid being outside on high pollen-count days and keep the windows closed. use air conditioning in your home and car," he said.

"Pollen counts are highest in the morning and rain helps to lower pollen counts, so keep these factors in mind when planning outdoor activities," he advised.

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Publication:Daily the Pak Banker (Lahore, Pakistan)
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Date:Mar 10, 2018
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