With the pollen season now in flow, here are 9 interesting things you might now know about pollen.
According to the International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, high pollen levels can affect anxiety levels in people with recurrent mood disorders, such as bipolar.
Yes, like us cats and dogs can get hayfever. If you think your pet might have hayfever or would like help identifying it, take a look at our pollen and your pets page to see what you can do to help.
The pollen season can start as early as January and end as late as November. Our pollen forecast is now live, click to find the latest forecast.
Although usually carnivorous, spiders feed pollen to their young. It's not known how they manage to eat it though, since their mouths are not large enough.
Well not quite; pollen is used in forensics to determine where a person or object has been. It has even been proposed that pollen is added to bullets to enable them to be tracked.
Beer, wine and other spirits contain histamine - the chemical that sets off allergy symptoms in the body.
It's a critical component of natural selection in plants.
It helps the grass grow well and if it's followed by dry weather there will be higher levels of pollen.
Last updated: 12 September 2016