12 Nov '12, 1pm

Pollenapocalypse! Study Predicts Double the Allergy Agony by 2040

Pollenapocalypse! Study Predicts Double the Allergy Agony by 2040

Welcome to pollenapocalypse, asthamegeddon, frankenseason and all the other mashed-up terms that future allergy forecasters may tire us with. Unseasonably warm temperatures and extended seasons have earned 2012 the distinction of being the worst ever for allergy sufferers. But according to a study presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), pollen counts are expected to more than double by 2040. "Climate changes will increase pollen production considerably in the near future in different parts of the country," said allergist Dr. Leonard Bielory, who presented the research. “Economic growth, global environment sustainability, temperature and human-induced changes, such as increased levels of carbon dioxide, are all responsible for the influx that will continue to be seen." In the year 2000, pollen counts aver...

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