Allergy & Asthma Pollen Count
The iPollenCount app is a user-friendly application for individuals with allergies, specifically, those affecting the eyes (allergic conjunctivitis), the nose (allergic rhinitis), the skin (atopic dermatitis/eczema and/or hives) and for those suffering from asthma. This app will help you understand and correlate your allergies and asthma with the local pollen count. It will then be able to graphically display your symptom scores, for each of the various allergies and/or asthma, with the pollen count over the past week. The report can then be sent, via email, to your physician or healthcare provider in order to monitor the clinical impact of the pollen on your allergic symptoms.
Tips for Lessening the Impact of Seasonal Allergies
- Minimize outdoor activity when pollen counts are high. Peak pollen times are usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Shut windows in your house on days when pollen counts are high. Avoid using window fans that may draw pollen inside.
- Dry laundry indoors. Sheets hanging on an outside line are an easy target for blowing pollen.
- When mowing lawn or gardening, wear a filter mask.
Brought to you by STARx Allergy & Asthma Center of New Jersey
STARx Allergy and Asthma Center, LLC
400 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, New Jersey 07081
Tel: (973) 912-9817 (appointments)
Fax: (206) 333-1884
About the STARx Allergy & Asthma Center of New Jersey
STARx Allergy & Asthma Center was founded by Dr. Leonard Bielory, an allergy specialist at RWJUH and the Rutgers Center of Environmental Prediction at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Dr. Bielory, who provides pollen counts to the local media through RWJUH, is a certified member of the National Allergy Bureau (NAB) of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's (AAAAI) Aeroallergen Network that is responsible for reporting current pollen levels to the public. His responsibilities include providing up-to-date pollen information online at NYNJPollen.com and to the NAB website at aaaai.org/nab.
The Aeroallergen Network is comprised of pollen counting stations staffed primarily by AAAAI physician volunteers who donate their time and expertise. The NAB is composed of 83 counting stations in the U.S. and three counting stations in Canada. Pollen data gathered through the network is shared with the public and is also used for research to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and management of allergic diseases.
Dr. Bielory and colleagues at the Center for Environmental Prediction have also been studying the impact of climate change in New Jersey and throughout the U.S. for the potential impact of allergies. Dr. Bielory has a private practice in Springfield, New Jersey.