For allergy sufferers, this season has been nothing to sneeze at even though there has been probably lots of sneezing going on.
Experts say a warm start to May caused a pollen explosion that dropped a thin coat of yellow dust in southern Ontario and Quebec.
The stuff is not just causing runny noses, sneezing, scratchy throats and watery eyes, the pollen is blanketing vehicles.
Fuel has been added to the pollen problem because there has been a lack of rain to clear the air.
For people who are allergic to tree and grass pollen, it’s a double whammy this spring, say the experts.
As of 2017, according to Statistics Canada, 27 per cent of Canadians reported they had allergies, and 40 per cent of those were allergic to pollens or grasses.
Some scientists believe changes in pollen season can be linked to climate change.
Until the air clears – gesundheit – if you must sneeze.