In 2010, AAFA and the National Wildlife Federation created a report about the impact of climate change on Americans with asthma and allergies. This report talks about how climate change will affect pollen, mold and poison ivy. More pollen, mold and poison ivy can increase the risks for asthma and allergy attacks. Climate change can also make air pollution worse. This can increase the risk and severity of asthma attacks. Our report lists steps you can take to help reduce your allergy risks.
Read the full report and see what you can do to reduce your allergy risk:
Extreme Allergies and Climate Change
Climate change is an environmental issue. It is also a serious threat to our public health.
The government has a plan to address climate change and its health threat. Rising temperatures caused by climate change lead to longer allergy seasons and worsen air quality. Long allergy seasons can cause more allergies and asthma attacks.
Between 1995 and 2011, warmer temperatures in the U.S. have caused the pollen season to be 11 to 27 days longer. These warmer temperatures create more pollen in the air, stronger airborne allergens and more allergy symptoms.
People living with asthma and allergies can do a few things to reduce the risks and impact of climate change:
To take action against climate change, visit AAFA’s Action Network!