Climate change is making Allergy Season Worse: Pollen Issue


Do your eyes sting and are you sneezing continuously? Then, my friend, you are not alone. You are suffering from the pollen allergy. The yellow air is present everywhere, even inside your home. The name of the spring season should be changed into allergy season. There is one more bad news for the readers. Climate change is contributing to the allergies and it has become worse.

What are the causes of Pollen allergy?

Did you know, more than 20 million people sniffle and sneeze due to pollen? As per the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our only friends in the future will by our tissues.

Day by day, the number of pollen allergy sufferers is increasing. Reports say, in the 1970s, 1 among 10 Americans were suffering from allergies and fever. Today, the number has increased and now, 3 out of 10 are struggling from the allergies.

Climate change is making allergy season worse

Pollen causes Allergy to rise. Credits: Getty Images

If you are frequently exposed to pollen grains, then there are chances for you to get an allergy. Asthmatic patients are increasing which mostly includes kids. According to the experts, climate change is to the blame. Do you want to know how? Extreme hot temperatures are responsible for airborne pollen allergies.

This season is a pollinating season for plants. Plants like ragweed will migrate to the north during this season and cause more allergies. The main culprit is a warm climate, and if this continues the young kids will be the ones to suffer the most.

Climate change is making allergy season worse

How to control the impact of Pollen?

a. Avoid spending time outside between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
b. Start using vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters.
c. Change your clothes after returning home.

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