Allergy-Proof Your Life

Your New Allergy Survival Guide

Feel like allergies are getting worse? Here's the surprising reason why, and how to reduce allergy symptoms.

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It's getting worse

by Aviva Patz

Every year, sneeze sufferers swear: "This is the worst allergy season ever." And they’re right. "Pollen levels are increasing, pollen seasons are getting longer, and more people are developing allergies," says Estelle Levetin, PhD, chairwoman of the aerobiology committee for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

In the United States, nearly 8% of adults 18 and over suffer from seasonal allergies—that's nearly 18 million people.

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