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How does climate change affect seasonal allergies?

Climate change can possibly play a factor in worsening allergies. It can mean more CO2 in the air and longer growing seasons, which can both contribute to a more severe allergy season. There’s some data that shows that warmer temperatures can generate a higher pollen production and help encourage the growth of these pollen-producing plants. The amount of rain we get in the spring also impacts the fall allergy season, especially in terms of ragweed.

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