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
From Health magazine

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 fact, this year’s fall allergies (affecting at least 12 million Americans) will likely last up to 27 days longer than average in the northernmost parts of North America, going even into November in some spots, a new study suggests.

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