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Outdoor Allergy Quiz
by Staff
Outdoor allergies, predominantly caused by pollen exposure, can make a nice spring or summer day seem dark and miserable. Take our quiz to learn about the outdoor allergies that affect millions of Americans each year.

When is the best time to be outdoors to avoid pollen exposure?

  • early morning
  • noon
  • late afternoon

How can you reduce pollen inside your home?

  • Dust and vacuum often.
  • Open windows often.
  • both of the above

What indoor air contaminants can worsen pollen related allergy symptoms?

  • fumes from a wood-burning stove
  • cigarette smoke
  • both of the above

During the summer months, how do you reduce pollen exposure inside your home?

  • Keep your windows closed.
  • Use your air conditioner.
  • both of the above

What should you wear when the pollen count is high?

  • glasses
  • mask
  • both of the above

Which outdoor activity stirs up pollen?

  • mowing the lawn
  • watering the lawn
  • putting down pine straw

Where should you plan your vacation if you suffer from pollen-related allergies?

  • the mountains
  • the beach
  • both of the above

When is pollen season?

  • January through October
  • April through August
  • June through September

What kind of pollen is likely to produce allergies?

  • large pollen cells
  • small pollen cells
  • pine tree pollen

What is the most likely source of allergy producing pollen?

  • trees in the spring
  • grass in the late spring and summer
  • both of the above

When does grass release its pollen?

  • in the morning
  • in the afternoon
  • all day

What does “the daily pollen count” mean?

  • how much pollen a honeybee can carry from one flower to the next
  • amount of pollen in a given area
  • how many types of tree are being pollinated that day

A high-pollen-producing tree in your backyard could increase your pollen exposure by ________ times, compared to the same tree being planted down the street from your home.

  • five
  • seven
  • 10

What type of shrubs do not produce pollen?

  • male shrubs
  • female shrubs
  • neutered shrubs

Which of the following are consider to be “allergy-free” plants?

  • azaleas and boxwood
  • cherry and dogwood
  • both of the above

What is allergic rhinitis?

  • allergies related to the rhinitis plant
  • allergies that cause skin irritation
  • allergies that cause sneezing and coughing

Which holistic therapy has be shown to improve allergy symptoms?

  • homeopathy
  • acupuncture
  • both of the above

How reliable are the claims that honey is beneficial for treating seasonal allergies?

  • not very
  • somewhat reliable
  • supported by a lot of research

Eating honey to treat seasonal allergies is thought to be akin to ___________.

  • a vaccination
  • an antihistamine
  • a homeopathy remedy

How much honey should you ingest to benefit from its therapeutic allergy fighting effects?

  • one teaspoon per day
  • two teaspoons per day
  • two tablespoons per day