Climate change blamed for off-the-charts pollen counts

04/16/2010 | HealthDay News

Global warming could be behind near-record pollen counts currently sweeping the U.S. and bringing misery to an estimated 50 million Americans, experts say. Some pollen types have doubled as a result of increased carbon dioxide levels, with the area east of the Rocky Mountains particularly badly affected. "It was like we flipped a switch," says one expert. "This was off the charts."

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