Allergy season expected to get longer - - Jackson, MS

Allergy season expected to get longer

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

If you thought this year was bad for allergies, you haven't seen anything yet.

New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology finds seasonal allergies will get worse as pollen counts double over the coming decades.

The reason given is climate change.

In the year 2000 -- pollen production began in April and peaked in May.

Allergists predict that by the year 2040 -- that peak will come a month earlier.

That means the suffering may begin earlier each spring ... And possibly last longer.

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