Pollen threat all year round

Global Climate Change Multiplies Swedes’ Allergies

Global climate change could multiply the numbers of allergy sufferers in Sweden.

At present, 20 percent of Swedes are allergic to pollen but with shorter winters and longer spring seasons more and more common now, people could soon suffer from allergies all year round.

At an Asthma and Allergy Association’s seminar in Stockholm, scientists explained that it’s the dramatic changes in vegetation growth that are provoking more allergic reaction.

Swedish sales of allergy medication have risen steadily in the previous few years with 156 million doses sold in 2007.

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