Climate may be driving longer, more intense allergy season

Climate may be driving longer, more intense allergy season
(Source: NBC)

(KAIT/NBC) - That yellow dust seems to be everywhere. No doubt, allergy season is hitting the country hard.

Researchers blame climate change for more intense pollen counts.

Kenny Mendez of the Allergy and Asthma Association of America says since 1995, the ragweed pollen season increased by as much as 27 days.

"Warmer temperatures caused by climate change really are causing longer growing seasons, so more intense release of pollen," Mendez said.

He also says if you're battling symptoms, take an allergy skin test to find the trigger.

Then, develop with your doctor a treatment plan that may include over-the-counter medications or a nasal spray.

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