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Main Title A review of the impacts of climate variability and change on aeroallergens and their associated effects /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gamble, Janet L.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. National Center for Environmental Assessment.
Publisher Global Change Research Program, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2008
Report Number EPA/600/R-06/164F
Stock Number PB2009-102026
OCLC Number 793073791
Subjects Climate Change ; Allergens ; Particulate Matter ; Environmental Exposure--adverse effects ; Respiratory Hypersensitivity--etiology ; United States ; Climatic changes--Gulf Coast (US) ; Global warming--Gulf Coast (US) ; Respiratory allergy ; United States--Gulf Coast ; Climatic changes--Environmental aspects--Gulf Coast (US) ; Global warming--Environmental aspects--Gulf Coast (US)
Additional Subjects Climate change ; Allergens ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Pollen ; Mold ; Allergies ; Indoor air pollution ; Quality of life ; Economic impacts ; Surveys ; Aeroallergens
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  EPA 600-R-06-164F Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 11/23/2009
EHBD  EPA/600/R-06/164F CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 11/23/2009
EIAD  EPA/600/R-06/164F Region 2 Library/New York,NY 04/04/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-R-06-164F Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/25/2011
EKBD  EPA-600/R-06-164F Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/02/2009
EKCD  EPA/600/R-06/164F CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/30/2012
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-06-164F Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EMBD  EPA/600/R-06/164F NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/14/2010
ERAD  EPA 600/R-06-164F Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/18/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-R-06-164F Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/16/2009
NTIS  PB2009-102026 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation [123] p. : ill. (some col.), charts ; 28 cm.
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. Allergies are prevalent in the U.S. and impose substantial economic and quality-of-life burdens. A recent nationwide survey reported that 54.6 percent of people in the U.S. test positive for one or more allergens (American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, 1996-2005).
"August 2008". "EPA/600/R-06/164F" Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Allergies and allergy-related illnesses are widespread in the U.S. and impose substantial economic and quality of life burdens. Changes in climate, including increased CO2 concentrations, could impact the production, distribution, and dispersion of aeroallergens; allergen content; and the growth and distribution of the weeds, grasses, tress, and mold that produce them. While the literature does not provide definitive data or conclusions on how climate change might impact aeroallergens and subsequently allergenic illnesses, some tentative conclusions can be drawn: Pollen production is likely to increase in many parts of the U.S. with the possible exception of the Southeast; Phenologic advance is likely to occur for numerous species of plants, especially trees; There will likely be changes in the distribution of pollen producing species, including the possibility of extinction in some cases; Intercontinental dispersal is possible, facilitating the introduction of new aeroallergens into the U.S.; and Increases in allergen content of some aeroallergens are possible.