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Global warming may bring pollen onslaught
November 13th, 2012
12:21 PM ET

Global warming may bring pollen onslaught

Climate change, we've all heard, is problematic. Major shifts in climate patterns in the future may affect the spread of disease, devastate coastal areas and cause the extinction of some of our beloved species of wildlife. It may even contribute to future violence.

But if Superstorm Sandy didn't bring climate change concerns home for you, here's something else that might: Allergy mayhem.

New research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) conference last week suggests that pollen counts are going to get a lot worse in the next 30 years. Dr. Leonard Bielory showed predictions that pollen counts will more than double by 2040.

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