Global warming pollution may boost potency of allergens

March 23, 2015 2:48 PM

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Global warming pollution may boost potency of allergens

Researchers have previously theorized that climate change could heighten the strength of allergens. But the new study, for the first time, highlights the chemical mechanism that scientists believe are making allergens more prevalent and powerful.

The new research was presented Monday at the annual American Chemical Society conference, held this week in Denver. The findings finger rising levels of nitrogen dioxide and ground-level ozone as the main culprits in facilitating growing allergy problems. Motor vehicle traffic is one of the most com...

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