Allergies possibly increase with global warming - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/15/09

Allergies possibly increase with global warming

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - If your nose has been extra runny in the past few years, the problem could be global warming. Experts at the University of Washington say global warming is creating longer pollen seasons essentially making wet places wetter and dry places drier.

So, the increase in moisture can be a problem for people with mold allergies, and the dry climate in West Texas causes pollen and other airborne irritants to circulate longer. And researchers say ozone levels are higher too which may increase overall symptoms for asthma patients.

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