Study shows allergy season may be getting worse
If it seems like your allergies are getting worse this year, you're not alone.
According to a study from The Lancet Planetary Health, climate change might be altering the makeup of pollen.
A report says out of the 17 locations surveyed, 12 showed 'significant increases in seasonal cumulative pollen or annual pollen load' and 11 areas had a longer pollen season.
Experts say around 10% - 30% of the global population is affected by allergic rhinitis.
Officials behind the study say higher temperatures can influence the pollen season's length and human exposure to airborne allergens.
Carbon dioxide concentration is also listed as a potential cause behind increasing seasonal intensity.