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The Catch: Climate Change and Your Allergies

The Catch: Climate Change and Your Allergies
May 9, 2022 GLN Editor

Broadcasting in our monthly PBS television program, The Catch is a Great Lakes Now series that brings you more news about the lakes you love. Go beyond the headlines with reporters from around the region who cover the lakes and drinking water issues. Find all the work HERE.

Wheeze. Sniffle. Sneeze.

If you already suffer from seasonal allergies, get ready for more severe symptoms as the Great Lakes region experiences climate change in the coming decades.

Atmospheric scientist Allison Steiner of the University of Michigan and some colleagues recently published a new study about the impacts of climate change on pollen season in the Midwest and beyond.

“The Catch” reported on the study.

“We looked at where, when, and how much pollen would change in the future based on its response to warmer climates,” she said. “And we found that by the end of the century or around 2100, pollen emissions could increase by about 16-40% for the United States.”

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