Notice to Allergy Sufferers

Because of increased carbon dioxide and global warming, pollen from ragweed and other allergens could be on the increase. According to a study appearing in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, (March, 2002) researchers from Harvard Medical School found that ragweed grown in air with twice the current amount of carbon dioxide produced 61% more pollen than ragweed grown in air with the current levels of carbon dioxide. Because of our burning of fossil fuels, the current atmospheric level of carbon dioxide is expected to double in the next 50 to 100 years.

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