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.

Bielory is part of an ongoing study at Rutgers University modeling what climate change has in store for pollen. The study analyzes various allergenic plants being grown in climate chambers modeling future conditions, and researchers are incorporating factors including weather patterns and changes in precipitation and temperature.

Pollen counts averaged 8,455 in the year 2000, and by 2040 they are expected to reach 21,735, according to this model. And the allergy season will begin earlier each year, too.

A conference presentation does not come with the same level of scrutiny as publication in a peer-reviewed journal. But the findings make sense to Dr. Clifford Bassett, a New York allergist and ACAAI fellow who was not involved in this particular study.

"As you increase CO2 (carbon dioxide), it tells the allergenic plants to produce more pollen to the tune of three to four times more, and the pollen itself, we think, may actually be more potent," Bassett said.

I've already spent many springs of my life feeling like a total wreck, between the sneezing, itchy eyes and sinus headaches, no matter which antihistamine I'm taking. How will we survive with longer, stronger allergy seasons and a pollen apocalypse?

Bassett tells me that immunotherapy - in other words, allergy shots - are the only effective means to prevent these symptoms. When pollen counts are at their highest, people who have received the injections may still need some antihistamine medications. But generally they have minimal to no allergy unpleasantness.

The shots are given over a period of three to five years. An allergist tests to see which plants you are allergic to, and then gives injections of tiny doses of those offending substances so that you become desensitized.

Other allergy symptom prevention tips from Bassett include:
- Wash your hair at night after you've been outside
- Take antihistamines before the allergy season begins
- Try to avoid exercising outdoors when the pollen count is high
- Don't line-dry your clothes when there's a lot of pollen in the air

Consult an allergist to get a treatment plan that's best suited for you.

soundoff (96 Responses)
  1. jane goldberg

    great article

    November 13, 2012 at 13:40 | Report abuse | Reply
    • dec2112

      111312 4pm cst global earthquake on going mag 3 to 6 this should be on the news. 2012 age continental shift.

      plus global pollen onslaught.

      November 13, 2012 at 17:21 | Report abuse |
    • zlop

      May a low pollen cont be with U$

      November 13, 2012 at 19:18 | Report abuse |
    • dayleft

      Should eat paleo then, plenty of good recipes out there, and it helps with allergens http://www.majorityreviews.com/articles-paleo/ – read up on it.

      November 14, 2012 at 18:57 | Report abuse |
    • larry5

      The Paleo diet goes against everything the media, the drug companies, the big food producers and distributors and our government stand for. It's healthy and expensive in the short run and a screaming deal in the long run for your health and sense of well being. It's based on common sense, another strike against it. And when you switch it take months to feel the good effects, another strike. People want to feel something right now, not next month. You should only try the Paleo diet if you consider your health worth more than a Big Mac.

      November 16, 2012 at 19:52 | Report abuse |
  2. Fish

    Here in New Mexico the cedar pollen has gotten to the point where breathing is becoming difficult like inhaling razor blades. Vision is affected also as is thinking. To us it is hell on Earth!!!

    November 13, 2012 at 13:55 | Report abuse | Reply
    • NMDrea

      I concur.

      November 13, 2012 at 15:03 | Report abuse |
    • zlop

      GMO crops and chemtrails are killing off the bees,
      Monsanto has the answer - GMO Humans.

      November 13, 2012 at 19:35 | Report abuse |
  3. Smith111

    The sky is falling, the sky is falling.

    November 13, 2012 at 14:15 | Report abuse | Reply
    • DarkBronzePlant

      Um, no. The pollen count is rising. Is this too alarmist of a fact for you?

      November 13, 2012 at 16:48 | Report abuse |
    • Kent3

      Seeing others give reasonable consideration to scientific evidence can cause much more distress to an anti-science ideologue than what the science may tell us.

      November 13, 2012 at 17:49 | Report abuse |
    • zlop

      Chemtrails are drifting down, warming the planet ?
      To make the sky fall, needs more Foundation Funding.

      November 13, 2012 at 19:38 | Report abuse |
  4. moe

    Allegra should take care of this.

    November 13, 2012 at 14:22 | Report abuse | Reply
    • hey

      Yah, more drugs in our system what could go wrong. See Ziacam.

      November 13, 2012 at 15:57 | Report abuse |
  5. RealSci

    Smith111 – You are part of the problem. It's people who can't comprehend that climate change is real like you are the main reason why we have to deal with a warming planet. The best part of this though, is that you will have to deal with it just like the rest of us.

    November 13, 2012 at 15:59 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Spozianacularsnacular

      There is no credible evidence of an anthropological cause of climate change.

      November 13, 2012 at 17:07 | Report abuse |
    • MDATB


      November 13, 2012 at 18:14 | Report abuse |
    • ricciap

      Spozianacularsnacular, just FYI – On July 10, 2012, hundreds of scientists from 48 countries released their annual State of the Climate report, which, for the first time in its history, shows that 2011 weather extremes are connected to man-made global warming. The scientists state that all greenhouse gases are on the rise, at the largest and highest levels they’ve seen since they’ve been keeping records. They state that they are not able to detect natural rises in greenhouse gases, that evidence shows that the rises are due to man-made increases in carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. And they state that global warming is accelerating.

      And in August 2012, the American Meteorological Society officially released its new statement on climate change: “There is unequivocal evidence that Earth’s lower atmosphere, ocean, and land surface are warming; sea level is rising; and snow cover, mountain glaciers, and Arctic sea ice are shrinking. The dominant cause of the warming since the 1950s is human activities.”

      Primary man-made sources of carbon dioxide include the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas; man-made deforestation (the burning and cutting of about 34 million acres of trees each year); and vehicle emissions.

      Primary man-made sources of methane include fossil fuel extraction, agriculture, and the decay of organic waste in landfills.

      Primary man-made sources of nitrous oxide include the use of fertilizers in agriculture; the production of nylon; and the production of nitric acid, which is used in agricultural and industrial industries.

      November 13, 2012 at 18:43 | Report abuse |
    • zlop

      Be not a Mindless Mercenary Zombie of the Evil Malthusian Oligarchs,
      Search explore and understand.
      "Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere Cool the Earth!"

      How can this be ? - Atmosphere Maximizes Cooling !
      Other greenhouse gases interfere with the effects of water.
      Greenhouse Gas SO2 Cools ! - Logic it out.

      November 13, 2012 at 20:06 | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Spozianacularsnacular – For you there's probably no credible evidence that the Earth is over 10,000 years old so what does your standard or "credible" matter?

      November 13, 2012 at 20:29 | Report abuse |
    • Dirt Mcgirt

      Actually, there IS proof that mankind has increased green house gas and fossil fuel production (duh).. However, there isn't any proof that the increase has affected the climate in any way (besides possible ozone production/degredation which no one really understands how it functions anyways, grasping at straws). Anyone who says otherwise does not know where to find credible information or simply cannot understand modeling techniques, geospatial identification, remote sensing, or coring technologies..

      Climate doesn't function in a cyclical parameter, what happened last year or even a hundred years ago has no influence on how things will be tomorrow... We have only had a "stable" climate for less than 12,000 years... Which is less than a blink of an eye in climate modeling.. Grow up and get your head out of your rear...

      November 14, 2012 at 09:45 | Report abuse |
  6. The Jackdaw

    Donald Trump thinks Obama did this.

    November 13, 2012 at 16:03 | Report abuse | Reply
    • JOE

      Obama blames it on Bush

      November 13, 2012 at 18:38 | Report abuse |
    • zlop

      Similar to Bush Chaney - Obama is just a Puppet
      Blame one of the Druid Witches

      November 13, 2012 at 19:41 | Report abuse |
  7. The Jackdaw

    No drop of water blames itself for the flood.

    November 13, 2012 at 16:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. bqm13

    Oh yes, just like a link between autism and vaccines.

    November 13, 2012 at 16:22 | Report abuse | Reply
    • The Jackdaw

      No. More like the link between ignorance and self-destructive decision making.

      November 13, 2012 at 16:24 | Report abuse |
    • Kent3

      Vaccines are to autism as global warming is to pollen count?
      Flawed reasoning. The former inductive relationship had scant to non-existent, credible scientific support. The latter relationship is based on more than hearsay and anecdotal evidence. You cherry-picked for bad science and generalized about science.

      November 13, 2012 at 17:57 | Report abuse |
  9. Francisco d'Anconia

    A scared population is an easily manipulated population.

    It's the end of the world as we know it...submit sheep.

    November 13, 2012 at 16:27 | Report abuse | Reply
    • The Jackdaw

      Yes. We will all be controlled into improving the environment. How dreadful.

      November 13, 2012 at 16:48 | Report abuse |
    • DarkBronzePlant

      An ideological, ignorant population is probably more easily manipulated.

      November 13, 2012 at 16:50 | Report abuse |
    • Chrissy333

      Where is my comment CNN?

      November 13, 2012 at 17:00 | Report abuse |
    • Kent3

      ~Driving a more environmentally friendly car. ~Installing solar collectors on your roof. ~Using public transportation occasionally. ~Recycling more.
      Admit it. This is really what it's all about, isn't it? Do these suggestions frighten you?

      November 13, 2012 at 17:31 | Report abuse |
    • Francisco d'Anconia

      The Jackdaw, DarkBronzePlant, Kent3

      Baaaah, baaaaaah.

      Guarantee my long term "carbon footprint" is smaller than yours.

      I have a question for you geniuses. Let's say that an infinitesimally small increase in CO2 (from 250 ppm to 350 ppm, twice nothing is still nothing) and the temperature does increase a few degrees over the next century. How does anyone know it would be a net negative? These guys cant predict what the weather's going to do in two days (or what the economy will do, or when the next earthquake will happen, or when the next volcano will erupt), but you AGW people buy into their predictions of doom, hook line and sinker without one shred of evidence to their predictions. The mid-evil warming period in Europe was one of the most prosperous periods in human history and probably allowed the human race to progress to the industrial age. I can see how you think being able to grow crops in the arctic can be construed as a bad thing. (sarc)

      You doomsayers are nuts.

      November 13, 2012 at 18:29 | Report abuse |
    • Francisco d'Anconia

      Oops. Correction.

      Let's say that an infinitesimally small increase in CO2 (from 250 ppm to 350 ppm, twice nothing is still nothing) and does lead to the temperature does increasing a few degrees over the next century.

      November 13, 2012 at 18:34 | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      Obviously, the Fox watching population is most easily manipulated. These clowns honestly believe that a massive consensus among scientists is actually a conspiracy to get Al Gore money. Please! Tell me more about this "mid-evil" warming period, Francisco! Lol.

      November 13, 2012 at 18:54 | Report abuse |
    • dennis

      since we are all going to die in Dec (like pandemic last time) max out your credit cards and stick to the banks!

      November 13, 2012 at 19:25 | Report abuse |
    • Francisco d'Anconia


      The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) happened prior to the little ice age, which we are just now coming out of. The MWP was from about about AD 950 to 1250 and temperatures across Europe were a couple degrees C above "normal" (whatever normal is). They could actually grow grapes in England. There have been several specials about it on the History Channel.

      As to the rest of your comment. While I don't watch FOX, Consensus is not science. There have been numerous times when scientists agreed on a theory only to be proven wrong. Science requires the ability to question, and to say the least, I'm skeptical. Basing the spending of trillions of dollars to correct a problem based upon a computer model is dubious science at best. As they say about models...garbage in, garbage out.

      I'll wait and see, before making up my mind. Adaptation works much better than prevention.

      November 13, 2012 at 20:02 | Report abuse |
    • Cally

      Natural climate variation is absolutely a real phenomenon. The MWP was a very prosperous time for Europe. And you are right consensus is not science…only the objective examination of data and the reproducibility of expected outcomes is science.

      Here is where I disagree with what you have to say:

      1) A relatively small anthropogenic increase in CO2 is NOT nothing [ http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/%5D. Atmospheric carbon dioxide is responsible for 80 percent of the radiative forcing that sustains the Earth's greenhouse effect.

      2) MWP was cooler than recent decadal temperature averages. The temperature fluctuations of the MWP occurred over a 300 year period, we have seen higher temperatures over a shorter period of time.

      3) Even if higher temperature means agricultural land shifts towards the poles we will have to reroute a lot of our existing transportation network and processing facilities to those areas. We will also lose some of our existing agricultural lands. I don’t think any of this will be cheap…or easy.

      4) “Adaptation works much better than prevention.” Are you kidding me? Sure, there may be more political will to effect change when faced with the negative consequence of inaction, but the long term prosperity of society is not well served by waiting for disaster to strike.

      November 14, 2012 at 19:55 | Report abuse |
  10. Sueezedtight

    ALL change is problematic. Only that which we can do something about is solvable.
    Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming is an agenda (just google 28gate to get an idea) that has been pushed at us for so long and so loudly that everyone is taking it for a fait accompli.
    We are in a current warming trend based on historical records. All of the alarm is just hype. Model projections based on computer simulations that include totally unrealistic factors like water vapor tripling the effect of [CO2] in the atmosphere. They can's simulate clouds or aerosols so they get the results that the advocates want because they plug in the parameters that give catastrophic warming.
    More pollen? Maybe that is because plants on a warmer planet, with more plant food (CO2) produces more FOOD. Not at all a bad thing considering...

    November 13, 2012 at 17:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. josh rogen

    the man made climate change cults are back to calling it global warming, thanks for nothing super storm sandy

    November 13, 2012 at 17:39 | Report abuse | Reply
    • zlop

      During Global cooling - Jet Streams move closer to the Equator.
      Hence the unusual weather.

      November 14, 2012 at 01:17 | Report abuse |
  12. Walter

    We continually hear about the effects of global warming but we rarely hear anyone saying "here's what we need to do now"....Why? Because this is not one of the 1,496,308 things that the left thinks can be paid for by taxing the rich. Instead, it will impact everyone (especially the poor), so the left talks about it, but does nothing about it.

    November 13, 2012 at 18:01 | Report abuse | Reply
    • zlop

      In the next several decades - We are due for at least a mini Ice Age.
      The 1,050 cycle will peak before the end of the century - Perhaps not Immediate Doomsday Cooling.

      "1410-1500 ? cold (Sporer minimum)   - 1510-1600 107 warm
      1610-1700 61 cold (Maunder minimum) - 1710-1800 114 warm
      1810-1900 95 cold (Dalton minimum)   -  1910-2000 151 warm
      2010-2100 ? cold?"

      November 14, 2012 at 23:30 | Report abuse |
  13. jj

    Call it Extreme Weather, not Global Warming. The book "The Coming Global Superstorm" by Whitley Strieber and Art Bell has it right. Extremes of cold, heat, flood and drought are already here and will get worse. That said, yes, of course, there is already more pollen and mold.

    November 13, 2012 at 18:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. A beekeeper

    Good! Hopefully nectar production is similarly increased!

    (That's a joke. The weather changes are creating many problems for my bees.)

    November 13, 2012 at 18:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. eviltaxpayer

    How stupid are these "feelgood" liberals?
    To buy into a proven hoax as china and the mid east belch pollutants into the air without concern.
    But it makes liberals "FEEL BETTER" to punish everyone else with there hoax.
    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    November 13, 2012 at 18:36 | Report abuse | Reply
    • MDATB

      No.Not a hoax at all.

      November 13, 2012 at 18:40 | Report abuse |
    • Debbie

      I hope that when it gets worse and certain areas become, as predicted, unlivable, we can move all you ostriches with your heads in the sand (or elsewhere) to those areas, you deserve it.

      November 13, 2012 at 18:58 | Report abuse |
  16. Debbie

    this is not a joke for all you making fun of it. Early last February it warmed like spring, (very early in my area) my allergies went insane, have been sick off and on with it including a bout of sphenoid sinusitis (a serious problem) I got a mild reprieve mid Spetember and it's back again, sinus drainage is causing my throat to swell, to the point of difficulty in breathing. I have always had some seasonal allergies but NOTHING like this, now I have to have sinus surgery to drain them and will likely go on allergy shots. I don't know 100% for sure it's global warming, but this I know, worse time with allergies in my life and I'm middle aged, and coincidently one of the warmest years on record.

    November 13, 2012 at 18:55 | Report abuse | Reply
    • volsocal

      I'm is D.C. on business. It's cold as heII tonight. What were you saying again?

      November 13, 2012 at 21:52 | Report abuse |
    • FJK

      I totally agree – I suffer from severe environmental allergies, and have done so for years. I completed a 5-1/2 year allergy shot program which was quite an ordeal to accomplish. Until the shots, I would get repeated sinus infections (up to 4x a year) before the shots with multiple doses of antibiotics each time to knock it out. Since the shots, I still have lots of sinus pressure and headaches, and I am very susceptible to radical shifts in barometric pressure and weather changes, but the infections have stopped at least. I still feel the effects of the pollen sometimes.

      The fact that the pollen is on the rise is not a surprise to me. It's bascially nature's way of trying to overcome the extreme weather conditions because it is trying to survive. Regardless of how people feel about climate change, they should accept the fact that mankind has a responsibility to keep the environment clean as much as possible. Every living creature on the planet stands to benefit from keeping the environment clean. It saddens me to see people who don't think there is a problem, or don't see severe problems happening right before their eyes, and therefore feel that we don't need to take any preventative measures to clean up our act (literally). It's going to catch up to us all.

      November 14, 2012 at 14:28 | Report abuse |
  17. bill

    We need more bees to collect all that pollen. Eating local honey, which contains small amounts of pollen, is thought to prevent pollen allergies.

    November 13, 2012 at 19:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Rob Starkey

    The prediction that pollen counts will more than double is almost certainly wrong. Nobody has sufficient information about how conditions will change to make even a reasonably accurate forecast.

    The truth is that a slightly warmer world will bring both benefits and harms. Plants growing better are certainly a benefit. We do not yet understand enough to reliable know if there are more benefits than harms overall. We do know that construction and maintenance of robust infrastructure is the most cost efficient preparation for whatever future climate entails.

    November 13, 2012 at 19:27 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Portland tony

      Global warming, climate change, man made or not.....The US can't afford to rebuild the eastern seaboard or the gulf coast every 4 or 5 years. And to the idiot who suggested that we could farm the Arctic after an ice melt....It's water fool...no land up there!

      November 13, 2012 at 20:16 | Report abuse |
    • Rob Starkey

      Sorry, but there is nothing that can be done that will positively impact the weather during your lifetime. CO2 will stay in the atmosphere for many years and worldwide CO2 levels will continue to rise for at least the next several decades regardless of US actions. There are certain undisputed facts on this topic.

      November 14, 2012 at 10:43 | Report abuse |
  19. Meki60

    you people are rediculous

    November 13, 2012 at 20:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Meki60

    more nonsense from the (manmade) global warming brokers

    November 13, 2012 at 20:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Matthew S.

    I believe increase CO2 is a net positive and will allow us to grow more food to feed the worlds growing population. Because of this, I drive my huge V8 SUV 275 miles each way every weekend to my mountain cabin from the coast. Then I drive to and from work 25 miles Mon thru Fri at 80mph every day just sucking down gas! Additionally, I will not use florescent bulbs because I find the light irritating. My suburban home has cathedral ceilings that fill with cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter. I love to eat meat and own several dogs that consume large amounts of food. I also have a large family and I teach my children that liberalism is a disease. I love this country and still see America as a shining city upon a hill that is powered by all of the gifts the good Lord has given us.

    An American still living the American dream.

    November 13, 2012 at 20:10 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Portland tony

      You sir....are a troll. 🙂

      November 13, 2012 at 20:21 | Report abuse |
  22. Buzz-Wasp

    Prove it.

    The air was warm in the Middle Ages.It AINT getting warmer.So what if we sneeze a bit more lol

    November 13, 2012 at 20:22 | Report abuse | Reply
    • zlop

      Search and read "The real Co2 levels in history"
      CO2 levels were as high as today around 1940.

      November 13, 2012 at 20:57 | Report abuse |
  23. Dennis

    Best thing to do about global warming is to banish all the deniers to an island that is at sea level and let them squirm.
    Less mouths to feed (and listen to).

    November 13, 2012 at 20:32 | Report abuse | Reply
    • zlop

      Global Cooling Denier Zombies do not understand that;
      Given an extra Variable - Atmosphere Maximized Cooling.
      (To maximize Cooling - CO2 correlates with Warmth)

      November 13, 2012 at 20:51 | Report abuse |
  24. nc

    a recent study indicated rats who wore leisure suits were twice as likely to develop cancer compared to those that didn't.....

    November 13, 2012 at 21:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. volsocal

    Once you accept a false premise, you can prove almost any theory.

    November 13, 2012 at 21:49 | Report abuse | Reply
    • nc

      how do you know it's a false premise???

      November 13, 2012 at 21:59 | Report abuse |
    • zlop

      Without measure Proof - Most say CO2 Warms
      Others say additional greenhouse gases Cool
      (In the current Interglacial Saturated Greenhouse)

      My bet is a slight Cooling
      SO2 is a Greenhouse gas that Cools
      (Distributions of Concentrations determine Effects
      To maximize Cooling CO2 correlates with Warmth)

      November 14, 2012 at 01:09 | Report abuse |
  26. Jadi

    The global human population has an annual net gain of over 70 million. That is a number greater than the entire population of California, Texas, and New York combined. Every 4 1/2 years that is a number greater than the entire population of the United States. The exponential explosion of the human species is no longer sustainable and neither is the health of this breathtaking planet we call Earth.

    November 13, 2012 at 22:56 | Report abuse | Reply
    • zlop

      Eternal song of the Evil Malthusian Oligarch
      "Most are sub-human - their lives are not worth living"
      (Ted Turner wants population reduction to 500 million)

      November 14, 2012 at 00:58 | Report abuse |
    • Archangel

      If you are advocating forced population reductions a la China, all I can say is: You first. Funny how people never include themselves as being part of the problem, only the solution, and the soultion does not include them. Yeah, if Ted Turner had his way 90% of the worlds population should disappear, thus my response: You first.

      November 14, 2012 at 14:28 | Report abuse |
    • larry5

      There's plenty of land left to support humans. How about a quiz? If the percentage of pristine untouched wilderness in Africa is 28 percent of its land mass what is the percentage of pristine untouched wilderness in America? Give up? 38 percent. Food shortages are political in nature. Solve the political problems and everyone can eat.

      November 14, 2012 at 16:45 | Report abuse |
  27. Jadi

    Math is math.

    November 14, 2012 at 11:49 | Report abuse | Reply
    • zlop

      Axiom of choice.
      Math is truth not !

      November 14, 2012 at 22:50 | Report abuse |
  28. larry5

    A GMO crop is being tested near the desert in Southern California. It's doing a good job of wiping out the bee's in the area. Maybe companies like Monsanto have the solution to stopping the spread of pollen. Dead bee's don't fly very far.

    November 14, 2012 at 16:40 | Report abuse | Reply
    • zlop

      With terminator genes - GMO seeds do not reproduce.
      Monsanto will eliminate pollen ?

      November 14, 2012 at 22:57 | Report abuse |
  29. allergyperson

    Tried allergy shots but stopped due to a change in my medical insurance. I had to get them once a week and my medical insurance would not pay to do it at the allergy clinic. Trying to get them once a week at my regular doctor was too complicated just like my medical insurance company knew it would be. Now I depend upon a combination of niacin and Vitamin C. During allergy season I take 500 mg of niacin and 1000 mg of Vitamin C every 4 hours as needed. I still feel stuffy somewhat but it is bearable and much more convenient than shots and antihistamines. Take over the counter antihistamine when things are really bad.

    November 14, 2012 at 17:59 | Report abuse | Reply
    • zlop

      Injections, not Al Goracle Warming, increase allergies.
      "Vaccines have caused a massive increase in allergies and athsma"

      November 14, 2012 at 23:15 | Report abuse |
  30. Kory Ahonen

    A growing number of people who suffer from allergies and not finding the relief that they want from antihistamines are turning towards allergy shots to hopefully put and end to their dreaded sneezing, wheezing, itching and misery.So exactly what are allergy shots? Allergy shots actually contain a very small amount of whatever it is that you’re allergic to. If you have multiple allergies, such as a combination of indoor and outdoor allergies, then two shots are actually given. One for the outdoor allergies and one for the indoor allergies..

    Go and visit our very own web site too

    February 7, 2013 at 14:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. robert

    I live in Houston, behind my house I have a field of Pine trees as far back as anyone can recall no one can remember losing so many trees last year, my cost for cutting and hauling was unbelievable. Call it what you want. but when you drive thru East TeXas there is trees dead every where. the few times I have watched Fox New I find it hard tobeleve anyone that passed high school
    could watch that network.

    March 12, 2013 at 12:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. collazo58

    I do not agree. Read: http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2013/04/allergy_season_arrives_early_i.html

    November 3, 2013 at 01:15 | Report abuse | Reply
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