WASHINGTON — It seems like there’s no escaping them. Your allergies. They attack in the morning. They attack at night. When can you get a break? The answer depends on the type of pollen.
“Generally, it has been accepted that pollen counts tend to rise with the sun, usually in the morning hours, and then reach their peak around midday or early in the afternoon before they start to decrease in the afternoon,” said Chief Microbiologist Susan Kosisky of the U.S. Army Centralized Allergen Extract Lab. “Thus, reccomendations have always been to avoid outdoor activities between early morning hours and 10 a.m.,” she said.