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Treating Allergies Prevalent in Developed Countries

According to the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, allergies are the 21st century epidemic. Fifty percent of populations living in developed, industrialized countries suffer from allergies and environmental sensitivities, and Flagstaff is no exception. Juniper pollen and smoke are prevalent in the high desert of the Colorado Plateau. Dust […]

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Smoke from Forest Burns Triggering Allergies in Northern Arizona

Smoke from the National Forest Service burning south of Flagstaff and other fires in the Coconino National Forest is increasing the allergy symptoms among Flagstaff residents. While not everyone has the same sensitivity to smoke caused by fire, the added burden of airborne particles, combined with the early bloom of Juniper pollens, are triggering allergy […]

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Juniper Tree Pollen: The Most Allergenic Pollen in Northern Arizona

From mid-February to the end of March, copious amounts of Arizona’s most allergenic pollen billow out from juniper trees. Junipers are to the Southwest what fir trees are to the Northwest: widespread and represented by several species. While junipers define the landscape on the Colorado Plateau with their glacial growth, half-dead/half-alive appearance and fragrant aroma, […]

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