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    Climate Change Can Cause Rough Allergy Season

    By By Valerie Smock
    September 21, 2013, 6:23:28 AM EDT

    Sometimes the climate will cooperate and the fall isn’t horrible for allergies. However, Mother Nature may have other plans in mind. Valerie Smock has the details.

    The summer is coming to an end, which is dreadful enough. To make matters worse, we're now getting ready for allergy season.

    “A change in climate can be both good or bad for allergies depending on what the allergy is to," said David Biello, an editor for Scientific American. "So for example, heading into fall can be good for those with summertime allergies because the change in season means that the pollens and other things that they’re allergic to start to fade away and their allergy season is over. “

    If the growing season was good in the summer for certain plants that have an affect on the fall allergies sufferers, then those people should watch out for a rough allergy season. To make matters worse, public health officials are seeing more people having a negative reaction to allergens. Keep the tissues handy!

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