A Review of the Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Aeroallergens and Their Associated Effects

This report presents a survey of the current state of knowledge of the potential impacts of climate change and variability on aeroallergens—pollen, mold, and indoor allergens—in the United States and the allergic diseases associated with them. The report focuses on the three main allergic diseases that have been associated with exposure to aeroallergens—allergic rhinitis (hay fever), asthma, and atopic dermatitis (eczema)— and the associated health effects and economic burdens they impose. Specifically the health and economic effects of these aeroallergens are discussed in light of climate change and it's potential impacts on the production, distribution, and dispersion of aeroallergens along with the allergen content and the growth and distribution of the weeds, grasses, trees, and mold that produce them. 

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Publication Date: August 2008

Authors or Affiliated Users:

  • Janet L. Gamble
  • Colleen E. Reid
  • Ellen Post
  • Jason Sacks

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