News Stories

Climate Change Means More Allergies

Bad news for 35 million allergy sufferers: ragweed, fungal spores and poison ivy are thriving due to rising carbon dioxide levels. Additionally, leaves fed by heightened levels of carbon dioxide enable fungi to reproduce more rapidly and spread more allergenic spores, leading to higher rates of allergies and asthma. Plant physiologist Lewis Ziska says, "Plant-based respiratory allergies are on the rise and increased levels of ragweed pollen are in the air. Climate change is affecting plants and human health, especially allergy sufferers." Climate change also affects allergen levels in homes, schools and offices. Not only are people allergic to outdoor allergies going to experience more symptoms, so are people with indoor allergies. Allergist Wanda Phipatanakul says, "Climate change causes indoor humidity levels to increase, which may contribute to the proliferation of dust mite and mold--allergy triggers for many people. Furthermore, people stay indoors with higher humidity levels and allergic individuals then have more exposure to indoor allergens. Cockroaches can trigger allergies and asthma. These pests should be suspected when allergy symptoms--stuffy nose, inflamed eyes or ears, skin rash or bronchial asthma--persist year round." One of the main things our readers and listeners are allergic to is UFO lies--not only from the government, but from a lot of so-called UFO "researchers" as well, who only seem to want to promote their own particular dogma. Here at unknowncountry.com, we have an "out there" crawl that let's you click on the latest UFO sightings around the world, so you can make up YOUR OWN mind about what's going on. You can make sure we'll still be able to do this important work tomorrow if you subscribe today!

  • Image Credit:
  • Dreamstime.com


Subscribe to Unknowncountry sign up now