Global Warming Making Spring Allergies Bloom Earlier

Global Warming Making Spring Allergies Bloom Earlier Infographic

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Summary: Global Warming Making Spring Allergies Bloom Earlier

Researchers say global warming is leading to larger plants and earlier and stronger pollination.


Common Spring Allergies

  • Tree and grass pollen
  • Mold spores
  • Dust mites & cockroaches
  • Animal dander


Springtime Allergen Facts

  • In the U.S. and Canada, ragweed season is up to 27 days longer than before.
  • 385 plan species in Europe are blooming earlier than ever.
  • Allergic rhinitis generates more than 12 million doctor visits each year.
  • 35 million Americans are allergic to pollen and mold.


What You Can Do

  • Start early on allergy medication - trees may bud early, so don't wait to take medicine
  • Take antihistamines at night - their effectiveness peaks in the morning
  • Nasal washes are a natural alternative - follow proper water prep guidelines


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