Category Archives: Allergies

Smog and pollen: Double-whammy for 127 million Americans

About 40% Americans live in counties where a “double whammy” of unhealthy levels of smog and ragweed pollen — both tied to climate change — combine to threaten respiratory health, a Natural Resources Defense Council report released Tuesday finds. “Today, 127 million Americans live … Continue reading

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Cedar count reaches second highest level in recorded history 

Gusty winds behind a dry cold front have caused the cedar count to increase 25x over yesterday’s “high” concentration. Allergy sufferers beware, strong winds from a dry cold front early this morning have kicked up cedar pollen. A lot of … Continue reading

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Approaching cedar season could be ‘worst we’ve ever seen’ 

Cedar season usually starts in late December, but the season could be increasing in time and intensity this year. Cedar is notorious for being one of Central Texans’ worst allergens, and the upcoming cedar season could possibly be “the worst … Continue reading

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Specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution 

Scientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan have pinpointed a specific molecular events that could explain allergic reactions to air pollution. These findings provide a new therapeutic candidate to treat asthma and related respiratory diseases. … Continue reading

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Why this may be the year you get hay fever for the first time 

There’s been worrying news for allergy sufferers recently, with reports that so-called ‘super allergies’ are on the way. Not only will these allergic reactions last longer – depressing enough for the estimated 21 million allergy sufferers in the UK – … Continue reading

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NO2 air pollution increases allergenicity in ragweed pollen

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MÜNCHEN – GERMAN RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Together with the Research Unit Protein Science and the Institute for Environmental Medicine of Technische Universität München as well as the research consortium UNIKA-T and the Christine Kühne – Center … Continue reading

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Pollen, pollution and storms spell misery for allergy sufferers

Met Office warns of ‘very high’ pollen levels across the UK as pollution and stormy weather peaks, spelling disaster for people with hay fever High levels of pollen, increased pollution and the threat of stormy weather is set to create … Continue reading

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Pollen in the UK

Source: metoffice.gov.uk

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