ragweed pollen


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Noun1.ragweed pollen - pollen of the ragweed plant is a common allergenragweed pollen - pollen of the ragweed plant is a common allergen
pollen - the fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant
allergen - any substance that can cause an allergy
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Unhealthy levels of smog and ragweed pollen, which are results of climate change, have put millions of people at risk of irritated eyes, noses, and lungs, a recent study said.
Again, people who have not been troubled by summer sneezes may find superstrong ragweed pollen an irritant.
The third product (Ragwitek) contains a short ragweed pollen extract.
10) They used these projections to estimate future ragweed pollen levels for a 50 x 50-km grid across the continent under two greenhouse gas scenarios developed by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Allergy to ragweed pollen has become increasingly common since the plant first gained a foothold in Europe in the mid-1900s but it is particularly prevalent in Eastern Europe.
Mueller said one theory is that proteins that are more stable do not break down during the journey from the source, such as dust mite, cockroach, and ragweed pollen, to a person.
In regard to human health, the EPA report stated that warmer temperatures and later fall frosts have prolonged ragweed pollen season in the U.
UEA's Dr Iain Lake said: "Our research shows ragweed pollen allergy will become a common health problem, expanding into areas where it is currently uncommon.
Depending on what allergy you want to eliminate, you can load up the nanoparticle with ragweed pollen or a peanut protein.
Last year, researchers from the University of Leicester recorded airborne ragweed pollen levels in the East Midlands high enough to cause significant hay-fever attacks.
Ragweed pollen is highly allergenic and is one of the most prevalent hay fever agents out there.
During the course of three years, the public school's ninth and tenth grade biology students placed homemade pollen collectors in vacant lots, parks, and other areas in the community to measure the levels of ragweed pollen, which is notorious for causing allergic reactions.