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Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation in the nose caused by overreaction of the immune system to allergens in the air. Managing allergic rhinitis symptoms is challenging and requires timely intervention. The following are major questions often posed by those with allergic rhinitis: How should I prepare for the forthcoming season? How will the season’s severity develop over the years? No country yet provides clear guidance addressing these questions. We propose two previously unexplored approaches for forecasting the severity of the grass pollen season on the basis of statistical and mechanistic models. The results suggest annual severity is largely governed by preseasonal meteorological conditions. The mechanistic model suggests climate change will increase the season severity by up to 60%, in line with experimental chamber studies. These models can be used as forecasting tools for advising individuals with hay fever and health care professionals how to prepare for the grass pollen season.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Mar 2021|
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Using molecular genetics to understand grass species pollen deposition; enhancing bio-aerosol models and implications for human health
Griffith, G., De Vere, N. & Hegarty, M.
Natural Environment Research Council
01 Mar 2016 → 31 Dec 2020
Project: Externally funded research