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Why global warming is to blame for Britain's hay fever epidemicUsually bad.
By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor
Published: 13 May 2006
Global warming is to blame for the rising numbers of Britons suffering from hay fever, in the first direct impact of climate change on human health in this country.
The pollen from trees and grasses that produces allergic reactions in millions of people is steadily increasing with rising temperatures, according to the UK's leading pollen specialist.
Pollen seasons are lengthening, and the pollen itself is provoking a more powerful reaction -