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Scientists see climate change increasing airborne allergens

Results of a new study by scientists at the Amherst strongly suggest that there will be notable increases in and allergen exposure up to 202 percent in the next 100 years, leading to a significant, worldwide impact on due to predicted rises in (CO2) and ozone (O3) due to .

[Pollen Collection Bag on Timothy Grass]
A study provides the first evidence that pollen production is significantly stimulated by elevated carbon dioxide in a grass species as a result of climate change, which may have significant impact on human health.
Credit: UMass Amherst


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In addition to Rogers and Albertine, the UMass Amherst research team included of the SPHHS, William Manning and Michelle DaCosta of Stockbridge School of Agriculture and Kristina Stinson of environmental conservation.

University of Massachusetts at Amherst