Is the green or yellow dust on your car really pollen?

*Video above shows how unusually warm spring temperatures have triggered another early allergy season*

CLEVELAND (WJW) — The green-and-yellow dust-like coating that coats cars, decks, etc. occurs every spring in Northeast Ohio, but it actually causes itchy noses and itchy eyes. Did you know that it is not the same as pollen?

Experts say the green and yellow pollen on cars is not the same thing that causes allergies, but because that type of tree pollen is too heavy to stay in the air and falls to the ground.

Although pollen is so small that it can't be seen with the naked eye, it can land in your nose and cause unpleasant allergy symptoms.

by Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), Not all pollen is created equal. In fact, the yellow pollen you see is not the cause of seasonal allergy symptoms.

The pollen we see is actually caused by “spores released by coniferous trees such as pine, spruce, fir, larch, and hemlock.” Allervi Health.

According to AllerVieHealth, conifer pollen, like pine pollen, is “covered with a waxy membrane that prevents proteins inside the pollen from triggering allergic reactions.”

So while we don't rinse our noses with garden hoses like we do our cars, Fox 8 spoke to experts this allergy season. What can you do to alleviate those difficult allergy symptoms? This time of year in Northeast Ohio.

https://fox8.com/news/is-that-green-yellow-dust-on-your-car-actually-pollen/ Is the green or yellow dust on your car really pollen?

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