Category Archives: Allergies

Pollen in the UK

Source: metoffice.gov.uk

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Exposure to air pollution in the first year of life increases risk for allergies

Exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developing allergies to food, mould, pets and pests, new research concludes. The study showed that the sensitivity to allergens was associated with exposure to traffic-related … Continue reading

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The potency of airborne allergens may be boosted by air pollution

It often appears as if allergic conditions are worsened by air pollution. The American Chemical Society has reported via Newswise on March 22, 2015, that air pollutants could boost the potency of common airborne allergens. Air pollutants associated with climate … Continue reading

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Meet the woman who is allergic to everything

EACH time mum-of-two Stephanie Thakrar leaves her house, she risks her life. The 34-year-old has multiple allergies and suffers with severe anaphylaxis which means she can have an extreme reaction to an allergen being in the air rather than having … Continue reading

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Nightmare days in summer

While many people hanker for some proper summer weather with long dry and sunny days, for others those warm days can turn into a nightmare – those who suffer from hayfever. Hayfever is an allergic reaction to pollen released by … Continue reading

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Chronic asthma may be caused by traffic pollution

Fourteen percent of chronic childhood asthma could be due to exposure to traffic pollution, a study of 10 European cities has found. The new study suggests that air quality can trigger the breathing disorder as much as being around someone … Continue reading

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Pollen counts set to soar this summer as experts warn hay fever will be the worst for 50 years

Severe hay fever could hit millions of people this year as a result of the late spring, experts have warned. The combination of the longer winter and the potential for an early summer will push pollen levels to their highest … Continue reading

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Allergy sufferers left to cope alone by NHS

The UK has the highest prevalence of allergies in Europe and one of the highest in the world. Half of British children suffer from an allergy, according to the report by Allergy UK. But training in the field is poor, … Continue reading

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