How to survive pollen season in Maine

Anyone who is currently sneezing, wheezing and rubbing their eyes more than usual as they deal with seasonal allergies does not need reminding pollen season is Maine is in full swing.

“We are definitely seeing an increasing trend in seasonal allergies,” said Dr. Elias Akl, allergist and immunology specialist with Eastern Maine Medical Center. “Much of that is due to climate change, whether you want to believe [in climate change] or not.”

Akl said that changes in climate and weather patterns have resulted in longer summers and springs in Maine, the times of the year when allergy-causing pollens are most active and present.

To read the rest of “How to survive pollen season in Maine,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Julia Bayly, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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