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The Future of Achoo! – March 18, 2014

Global warming likely to worsen allergies

Have your eyes been running more in the spring?  Are you sneezing more in the fall?  After this frigid and snowy winter, it may be hard to remember what the allergy season feels like. But if you‘re one of the more than 80 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, you might recall that last year’s allergy season was a doozy in many parts of the US. And it turns out that people might at least be partially responsible for a more allergenic environment. As we change the climate, many of the plants that terrorize us through the allergy season are becoming more pernicious. While a warming climate lengthens the pollen… more

by: Minda Berbeco

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