Tue., March 20, 2012 10:00am (EDT)

Pollen Count Sets Record
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

MARIETTA, Ga.  —  
A warm winter is sending pollen counts soaring to record levels in Georgia. Officials say a record high pollen count of 9,369 particles of pollen per cubic meter Tuesday. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.landscape-photo.net/displayimage.php?pid=3114>Bruno Monginoux via Landscape-Photo.net</a>.)
A warm winter is sending pollen counts soaring to record levels in Georgia. Officials say a record high pollen count of 9,369 particles of pollen per cubic meter Tuesday. (Photo Courtesy of Bruno Monginoux via Landscape-Photo.net.)
A warm winter is sending pollen counts soaring to record levels in Georgia.

Officials say they measured a record high pollen count of 9,369 particles of pollen per cubic meter Tuesday. That shattered the previous record of 8,164 set Monday.

This week's pollen counts are well above the old record of 6,013, which dates to April 12, 1999.

The pollen counts were measured by the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic.

Dr. Stanley Fineman, an allergist with the clinic, tells The Marietta Daily Journal that doctors have never seen the level this high, and patients are having a lot more difficulties this year. He said health issues facing patients seen at the clinic include nasal congestion, sneezing and itching of the nose and eyes.