SPRING ALLERGIES

11 Things That Can Make Allergies Worse

By Stephanie Watson @WatsonWriter
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April 21, 2017

9. Pollution

Scientists have recently discovered that pollutants like nitrogen dioxide and ozone, which have been linked to climate change, boost the potency of airborne allergens. “Our research is showing that chemical modifications of allergenic proteins may play an important role in the increasing prevalence of allergies worldwide,” said Christopher Kampf, PhD, of the Max Planck Institute in Germany. Though you can’t always avoid pollution outside, you can keep it out of your home by installing air filters.

 

 

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Updated:  

March 30, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN