The World Allergy Organization invites you to participate in the sixth annual World Allergy Week from 4 to 10 April, 2016 on the theme of: Pollen Allergies – Adapting to a Changing Climate: climate change worsens allergies globally.
Warmer weather brings joy to most people but misery for hay fever (pollen allergy) sufferers. For 50 million people in the United States alone, spring means sneezing spasms, very itchy and watery eyes, itchy nose, inside of ears and roof of the mouth, and runny and congested nose.
The lengthening of pollen allergy seasons is introducing an increased intensity of aeroallergen exposure. Plants are producing more pollen which results in more pollen in the air and therefore increased exposure. Pollen allergy and other allergies, including allergy to molds, are increasing in prevalence and severity around the world and will continue to be a concern as temperatures rise and exposures increase.
During World Allergy Week 2016 you can learn more about this aspect of allergic disease and also help to increase awareness of the concerns.
The WAO website contains resources that can be useful in your activities and communications, and it will be continuously updated at www.worldallergyweek.org.