What allergens are high in Iowa today?
- Today: High.
- Tomorrow: None.
- Friday: None.
What’s the pollen count in Des Moines? U.S. Counties Health Map & Air Pollution Monitors
Current: 29.9 in.
What allergens are around this time of year? The most common culprit for fall allergies is ragweed, a plant that grows wild almost everywhere, but especially on the East Coast and in the Midwest. Ragweed blooms and releases pollen from August to November. In many areas of the country, ragweed pollen levels are highest in early to mid-September.
What allergy season is it in Iowa? Doctors say tree pollen allergies start first, and last for about six weeks. Grass allergies tend to spike in May and June. And rag-weed is typically the last, and goes through September. Experts say there are a few things people can do to alleviate simple allergies, like keeping doors and windows closed.