- Keep windows and doors closed as much as possible to prevent pollen from blowing into your home and car.
- Avoid going outside between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., when pollen counts are highest.
- Don't hang dry your clothing outside, as pollen can be transferred to your clothes and into your home that way.
- Shower and wash your hair before bed so you don't spend the night covered in allergens.
- Exercise indoors during the pollen season.
- Wear a paper mask while gardening to protect yourself from flower and weed pollens.
A linguistic note as well - pollen is pollen in plural, not pollens, and flowers can be weeds and vice versa, but I think that is too botanical for the unnatural e-mail writer from Sparkpeople.com. The information on their website is a bit more toned down, but still fear-inducing. I can just see millions of moms keeping their kids inside for fear of pollen, possibly in an air environment that is even worse for other reasons.
Now just remember, there are evil things out there.... animals and flowers and fresh air and such.