Category Archives: Allergies

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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