Allergies are worsening and allergy seasons lengthening as the planet warms due to our use of fossil fuels. CBS news reports:
from climate change and more in the air are causing many pollen-producing plants to bloom earlier – and last longer – thus prolonging allergy season.
Dr. Joseph Shapiro, an allergist and immunologist in Los Angeles, says his office is now flooded with patients year round.
“New patient visits are coming in at different times of year that I did not use to see,” he said.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. While allergies are more common in, they can occur for the first time at any age.
With allergy seasons growing longer and more intense, experts say many people arewell into their adulthood.