Your hay fever may be back… and here’s why
THE WARMER weather will wreak havoc with hay fever symptoms as tree pollen levels rise.
Climate change can lead to an increase in grass and tree pollen this season and cause your hay fever to start earlier.
The first week of spring will see dry, sunny weather and mid to late teens daytime temperatures, according to the Met Office.
Jin Zhang, Global Medical Director at Kimberly-Clark UK said: “As temperatures rise, primary sources of pollution tend to increase, making air quality even more challenging for millions of hay fever sufferers.
“Therefore, global warming will likely cause the pollen season to start earlier and last longer.”
For people suffering from hay fever, reports suggest that pollution (64%), rising temperatures (52%) and extreme weather conditions (38%) are the biggest environmental factors affecting their allergies.
Amena Warner, Head of Clinical Services at charity Allergy UK, said: “Living with allergies and maintaining quality of life is not always easy. Enjoying everyday activities can become a real struggle. Given what warmer weather is bringing, it is crucial that allergy sufferers receive advice, support and tools to manage their symptoms while staying active and healthy.”
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