The Coop’s Guide to Minimizing Seasonal Allergies and Asthma


Have you ever wondered why allergies seem to get worse as summer fades into fall?  There’s a good reason.  August brings warm days and cooler nights – the perfect trigger for the release of pollen by ragweed – the biggest allergy culprit in the fall. Wind-pollinated plants such as ragweed produce large amounts of pollen that are buoyant and float into the breeze covering everything around it.  This continues through September and October and finally subsides with the first hard frost. Unfortunately, according to WebMD, 75% of people who are allergic to spring plants are also sensitive to ragweed. During this period of [...]