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Warm weather means start of new allergy season: Queen's University professor

2013-11-12

Queen’s University School of Medicine professor and allergy expert Anne Ellis can comment on the new allergy season. About 40 per cent of Canadians suffer from allergies and the warm weather signals a whole new season is starting.

“This might be the worst year ever,” says Dr. Ellis, who is working with a team of researchers to find a vaccine that actually cures allergies. “Global climate change is affecting the amount of pollen we are being exposed to and it doesn’t look like it will get any better. We can expect ongoing issues with increased amount of pollen in the air in tree, grass and ragweed seasons.”

Dr. Ellis can also provide helpful hints for allergy sufferers including helping parents treat their children.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officer Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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