Anthropogenic climate change and allergic diseases

James Blando, Leonard Bielory, Viann Nguyen, Rafael Diaz, Hueiwang Anna Jeng

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Abstract

Climate change is expected to have an impact on various aspects of health, including mucosal areas involved in allergic inflammatory disorders that include asthma, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis and anaphylaxis. The evidence that links climate change to the exacerbation and the development of allergic disease is increasing and appears to be linked to changes in pollen seasons (duration, onset and intensity) and changes in allergen content of plants and their pollen as it relates to increased sensitization, allergenicity and exacerbations of allergic airway disease. This has significant implications for air quality and for the global food supply.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-212
Number of pages13
JournalAtmosphere
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Allergic diseases
  • Allergy
  • Climate change
  • Pollen

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