Recent studies have manifested that climate change impacts aeroallergens which in turn provokes allergic reaction in human beings.
The entire fiasco stems from increased concentration of carbon dioxide which levels up plant growth. Both Global warming and climate change as well as rising carbon dioxide levels increase pollen production along with the allergen content of pollen grains.
Even temperature shoots lead to fluctuations in the time and duration of pollen season. Transition in atmospheric conditions often blow pollen and dusty filled spores to new areas, exposing the residents to a whole new set of allergens they weren’t used to. This phenomenon has been manifested during the warmer and wetter El Nino year in 2001.
Increased temperature and rise in CO2 levels have shown that Plants grown in warmer soil experienced increased number of stems, total biomass, pollen production and growth in diameter of pollen.
Aeroallergens with increased airborne pollutants are affect the human immune system by intensifying the probability of respiratory illnesses like asthma. Atopic dermatitis and allergic rhinitis are among the othercritical allergic diseases being kicked off by inconsistency in weather patterns. Hot humid days worsen insect bites and stinging.
Often reduction in the exchange of indoor/outdoor air while insulating home against the heat outside lead to enhanced moisture accumulation. This causes indoor respiratory allergen exposure, making humans sensitive to mites and molds. Gradual increase in indoor pollutants like organic compounds, radon, protein allergens, smoke particles and water vapor in closed homes- the origin of often prove fatal for people already suffering from myriad respiratory disorders.
Research shows, not being exposed to bacteria and infections at early stages exposes one to allergic diseases due to exposure to indoor allergens later in life.
Increase in air pollutants and particulate matter causing ozone shoots makes way for an unusual phenomenon- red burn that kicks off higher incidence of asthma.
In order to put a cap on these devastating impact of global warming and climate change on our immune system, we need to imbibe in us sustainable practices. But the problem lies in the fact that inculcating use of biodiesel and natural fuel such as wood burning and composting facilities increase fungal burdens, further intensifying greenhouse gas and particulate emission.
Although reports confirm the profundity of the aftermath, there might be a range of inhabitants already facing the brunt. In order to figure out a better strategy we have to investigate further into the correlation of climate change and airborne allergens, to have a clear vision of the scope of mitigation.