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The high cost of hay fever

The high cost of hay fever

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2018 07:33 GMT

Air pollution makes the pollen season longer and more intense resulting in increased societal costs of reduced productivity and rise in healthcare spending. Despite the fact that about 40% of the world’s population or 3 billion people suffer from hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, the problem is often neglected.

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Pollen-allergy relief: Monitor and control air quality at workplace and school

Climate change and air pollution makes the pollen season longer and more intense resulting in rising health care costs, reduced working capacity and absence from work due to illness and/or care of children affected by pollen allergies. To reduce the global burden of pollen allergies, monitoring and control of air quality standards at schools and workplaces are needed.