Under the Weather? ; You're Not the Only One. Doctors Are Discovering the Many Ways Climate Affects the State of Our Bodies. Roger Dobson Explains How Sun, Wind and Rain Can Be a Matter of Life or Death
Dobson, Roger, The Independent (London, England)
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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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Publication information: Article title: Under the Weather? ; You're Not the Only One. Doctors Are Discovering the Many Ways Climate Affects the State of Our Bodies. Roger Dobson Explains How Sun, Wind and Rain Can Be a Matter of Life or Death. Contributors: Dobson, Roger - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: July 3, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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