Asthma, headaches, migraine, allergies, mood
Asthma rates can sore within 60 minutes of a thunderstorm. Research at Imperial College into the effects of one storm in London shows: "A sudden and extensive epidemic occurred within about an hour, affecting possibly several thousand patients." Most of these people were found to have antibodies to grass pollen, but the researchers were unable to conclude exactly how storms increase asthma attacks. A second study suggests that pollen grains are ruptured by the thunderstorm, releasing large amounts of concentrated inhalable allergens.
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