Category Archives: Hayfever

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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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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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

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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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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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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 Awareness Week 2013: Hay Fever

This time of year can be the most problematic for hay fever sufferers. 14% of the population suffers from Hay fever in the UK.* Hay fever is the common term for the condition known as Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis. Hay fever … Continue reading

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