Source: Minnesota Public Radio
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you may be dealing with sneezing, sniffles and itchy eyes further into the fall — and that’s in part due to climate change.
Inhaling pollen triggers a cascade of symptoms as your immune system reacts to the offensive agent; mold causes a similar reaction, according to Teddie Potter, a professor at the University of Minnesota’s nursing school and director of the Center for Planetary Health and Environmental Justice.
The allergy season has been extended by 21 days in Minnesota, “which doesn’t sound a lot if you’re not somebody with seasonal allergies. But if you have seasonal allergies, you can be miserable during this time,” Potter told MPR News.