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Bad news for allergy sufferers...

Bad news for allergy sufferers...

What seems to be a lingering winter in much of the country could make this year's spring allergy season worse than usual, according to Kevin McGrath , M.D., a spokesman for the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. That's because unusually cold temperatures may have delayed the production of tree pollen. As a result, what's usually a staggered process of different types of trees having different peak pollen production periods might not happen this year; instead, peak pollen production for several trees may overlap. That could lead to pollen counts well above average. McGrath also says that climate change has contributed to recent spring allergy seasons being harsher than usual. Higher levels of carbon dioxide, he says, are linked to record pollen counts and longer allergy seasons. One part of the standard advice for dealing with spring allergies, namely, to a...

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