NASA technology may be able to forecast pollen count

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) –For many, just mentioning NASA conjures images of astronauts, lunar landings and more.

Now, the space agency is working on something a little more down to earth – pollen.

Scientists are using new technology that will integrate data into weather forecasts.

This could mean up to three days advance notice that a high pollen count is on the way.

The advance notice would allow the public to take necessary precautions and treatment before the pollen arrives.

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