I have spoken (in a nasally altered tone punctuated by the occasional sniff) with many first-time pollen allergy suffers this year. And I’m wondering why this year? The load of pollen certainly has a role–higher counts, increased allergens inhaled. But there have always been high-pollen days every spring. Why would this one be the switch that starts the histamines doing their mean thing in my sinuses? Turns out, this is a year for the pollen record books. According to the Wapo… Oak trees are …

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