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Category Archives: Allergies
Prenatal exposure to air pollution increases risk of childhood allergic rhinitis and asthma
In a recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers assessed the impact of prenatal exposure to air pollution on immune perturbations. There is evidence that long-term exposure to air pollution in early life adversely affects … Continue reading
Air pollution increases risk of future disease in children
Many studies have shown that, in children, ambient air pollution can lead to allergic sensitization, respiratory problems, and ultra-structural and cellular changes to their lungs and airways. Due to their higher intake of contaminants and greater lung surface area relative … Continue reading
Air Pollutants And Meteorological Variables Influence Pollen Concentration: Study
Scientists have found that air pollutants influence pollen concentration and different types of pollens have a unique response to weather conditions. Pollens remain suspended in the air and form part of the air we breathe. When inhaled by humans, they … Continue reading
Pollutionwatch: how much Sahara desert dust do we breathe?
Dust that swept Europe in February affects weather systems but also contains many allergens Saharan dust high in the skies over Europe caused some spectacular sunsets in February. Many of us found dust on our cars, and Alpine snow has … Continue reading
Pollen season grows 20 days in 30 years as climate crisis hits hay fever sufferers
Pollen released by plants is also more intense than in 1990 in bad news for those with allergies, research in US and Canada finds The climate crisis is multiplying the miseries faced by people with allergies, with new research finding … Continue reading
Allergies: Mugwort pollen as main source of airborne endotoxins
A wide range of airborne substances can cause respiratory problems for asthma sufferers. These include bacteria and their components, which can trigger inflammations. How they become airborne has not been fully explained up to now. A science team from the … Continue reading
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
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