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Spring allergy sufferers hoping for a reprieve will have no luck this year. According to an eCanadaNow report, the spring of 2010 will be worse than ever for pollen allergies.
Usually, pollen allergies start a bit later in April, but this year, it started as early as late March. So far in 2010, the pollen count is estimated at ten times higher than last year, and almost 20 times higher than it was in 2007.
However, Doctor Jim Warpinksi told eCanadaNow that spring allergy sufferers could be finding relief sooner than usual this year. Trees are producing a lot of pollen now at a very fast rate, and there’s a good chance they could stop producing it by late April or early May.
Of course, for many people, there’s no such luck. People with more severe allergies to grass, trees, and other plants that come back to life after the winter may experience symptoms right up until the first autumn frost.