NASA technology may be able to forecast pollen count

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

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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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