Summary: Global Warming Making Spring Allergies Bloom Earlier
Researchers say global warming is leading to larger plants and earlier and stronger pollination.
Common Spring Allergies
- Tree and grass pollen
- Mold spores
- Dust mites & cockroaches
- Animal dander
Springtime Allergen Facts
- In the U.S. and Canada, ragweed season is up to 27 days longer than before.
- 385 plan species in Europe are blooming earlier than ever.
- Allergic rhinitis generates more than 12 million doctor visits each year.
- 35 million Americans are allergic to pollen and mold.
What You Can Do
- Start early on allergy medication - trees may bud early, so don't wait to take medicine
- Take antihistamines at night - their effectiveness peaks in the morning
- Nasal washes are a natural alternative - follow proper water prep guidelines
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