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Main Title Impacts of climate change and variability on aeroallergens and their associated effects /
Publisher Global Change Research Program, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 1037098997
Subjects Climatic changes--Gulf Coast (US) ; Global warming--Gulf Coast (US) ; Allergens ; Respiratory allergy ; United States--Gulf Coast
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMAM  EPA 600/R-06/164F Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 05/29/2018
Collation 108 pages . : tables, charts 29 cm
"EPA/600/R-06/164F." "August 2008." 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.