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Channel: Vox
Categories: Biology   |   Health   |   Environmental   |   Science  
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Allergy season is upon us once again. And if it seems like your allergies are getting worse year after year, its not just your imagination.

Pollen is a fine powder produced as part of the sexual reproductive cycle of many varieties of plants. As climate change warms the planet, pollen production is ramping up. And thats becoming a problem, whether you suffer from seasonal allergies or not.

Sources & further reading:

Why allergy season gets worse every year

Effects on pollen allergies on emergency room visits

Effects of temperature on pollen production in Northern Hemisphere

National Wildlife Federation report

Climate Central report Effect of CO2 on pollen production

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