Air Pollution may be Supercharging Allergies

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Mar 25, 2015

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According to a new research, air pollution and climate change may be to blame for allergies and them getting worse.

allergy causesAt the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, researchers have presented evidence that air pollutants - specifically ground-level ozone and nitrogen dioxide - are capable of altering some of the most common and potent allergen around, making them even more potent.

Our research is showing that chemical modifications of allergenic proteins may play an important role in the increasing prevalence of allergies worldwide.

According to researchers, it is because of the increase in air pollution that the protein's basic characteristics are getting altered and is provoking an even stronger response from our immune system, especially in warmer and more humid conditions, when smog tends to be worse.

Scientists have long suspected that air pollution and climate change are involved in the increasing prevalence of allergies worldwide. This research is just a starting point, but it does begin to suggest how chemical modifications in allergenic proteins occur and how they may affect allergenicity.



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