Achoo! Pollen at its worst in years in many areas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Pollen: It's on your car, in the air and especially in your sinuses.

From Florida to Texas to Colorado, 2010 is shaping up to be a monster of an allergy season. The words "pollen" and "allergy" are among the top 10 trending topics on Twitter in several U.S. cities.

Everywhere, it seems, is covered in a fine yellow dust that irritates our lives.

Oak trees are the culprit in many places in the southeast.

The trees produce 3,000 to 6,000 pollen particles per cubic meter; it only takes 10 particles to trigger an allergic reaction.

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