Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

09 Apr 2010 10:04:15

Climate change could exacerbate hay fever

Climate change could exacerbate hay fever
The number of people suffering from hay fever is expected to soar over the next two decades as a result of pollution and climate change.

According to the Hay Fever Health Report, commissioned by Kleenex, half the UK population could have the condition by 2030.

Hay fever is a type of allergic reaction caused by pollen or spores and affects the nose, sinuses, throat and eyes, causing cold-like symptoms.

According to the NHS, around ten million people in England are currently affected by it, but the report suggests this could rise to 32 million 20 years from now.

Professor Jean Emberlin, author of the report, said growth in the UK's urban population will accentuate the natural rise in hay fever.

"Climate change will also impact upon the timing and severity of pollen seasons making them longer and more severe," she added.

Hay fever is more likely to occur in those with a family history of allergies, particularly asthma or eczema.



Discussion Thread  


The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community

Related Items From Everyone

  1. In response to Eric Pickles comments in the press relating to weekly residual waste collections...

    28 Nov 2012
  2. Founded in 2005 Niyasys is a leader in providing innovative, technology-based...

  3. Printed Electronics Asia event returns to JapanBy Cara HarringtonIDTechEx will host the Printed...

    15 Feb 2012
  4. To help you make the most of your time at UK Aware, we thought we'd highlight a few of the...

    23 Mar 2011
  5. Former US vice-president Al Gore has called upon Americans to abandon their dependence on fossil...

    23 Jul 2008

Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback


We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.