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Why does it happen in the summer?

 
Why are more people getting hayfever?
Some experts say the most likely reason is partly summer starting earlier and also the increasing rates of pollution.

Muriel Simmons of the British Allergy Foundation says pollution traps the pollen in the air and holds it there.

"Because we have so much pollution that's holding it down we're all becoming that little bit more sensitive," she said.

Warmer weather has also been blamed, as it tricks plants into giving up their pollen earlier.


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