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How to fight fall allergies

You thought they would be gone by now, right? But those allergies that have been torturing you since the end of summer are still around. Recently, a USDA-led study found that ragweed pollen is lingering up to 27 days longer than it did in the mid-1990s. The reason? Climate change, researchers say. Warmer temperatures promote longer blooming seasons for allergen-producing plants such as ragweed. Up to 20% of Americans are sensitive to ragweed, and there’s no cure for ragweed allergy. But you can ease symptoms by taking these steps: Keep windows closed Ragweed pollen is particularly light; it can travel …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 15, 2013 06:11PM Published Oct 15, 2013 06:11PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.