Dr. David Weldon, an allregist-immunologist in College Station, is working with allregists in other parts of the country to determine how hurricanes nad other weather events affect pollen counts.
As per Dr. Weldon, the storm caused an immediate fall in pollen producing plants and following spring, those plants rebounded causing a possible increase in pollen-producing plants.
“About 20 years ago the prevalence of people who have allergies to pollen was only about 20 percent,” said Weldon. “Now its up to 26 percent.”
See the video to learn more about how our current changing climate could effect seasonal allergies.