Pollen (Hay Fever)
Hay Fever is a physiological reaction to the courtship rituals of grasses, trees and weeds. Show your allergy afflicted friends some love of their own with Pollen.
|Sizes||Giantmicrobes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size!
Gigantic (GG) 40-60cm
XL (XL) 25-38cm
Original (PD) 12-20cm
Minis (MM) 5-10cm each
Keychain (KC) 5-10cm with clip
|Materials||Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.|
|Packaging||Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.|
|Safety||Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety. For ages 3 and up.|
All about Pollen (Hay Fever)
|Name||Allergic Rhinitis (to grass pollen)|
|Actual Size||Pollen grains are 22-122 micrometers in diameter, meaning 265 average-sized pollen grains fit across the diameter of a penny.|
|Where It Lives||Hay fever can affect people and animals! Your dogs or cats can catch hay fever too!|
|Symptoms||Itchy eyes, scratchy throat, sneezing, and blocked sinuses.|
• The best way to cure yourself from hay fever is to stay away from the pollen or microbes that cause your body’s reaction!
• Medication such as antihistamines serve to reduce your body’s reaction to allergens.
• Can lead further to complications, namely, worsening asthma or sinus infections.
• Quality of life can be greatly reduced to those more prone to reactions.
|Infectiousness||Hay fever is caused by an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergens, such as pollen, dust mites or pet dander.|
• John Bostock was the first person to present a paper describing the symptoms of hay fever in 1819.
• In 1859 Charles Blackley was able to trace the exact source of his allergies to grass pollen. Over time the general public’s view of hay fever changed from a “disease” to how it is currently viewed today: a reaction.
|Fascinating Facts||Hay Fever was so named because the general public thought that the smell of new hay produced the illness.|