Seasonal allergies are driven by high levels of ragweed pollen throughout New England, according to local media reports.

Dr. Johnathan Bayuk with Allergy and Immunology Associates of New England told Western Mass News that seasonal allergies are continuing to get worse.

So we actually started seeing significant ragweed pollen back in August, which is the predominate fall allergy we have…We have a lot more pollen in the last several years and that has to do with climate change as the pollen counts have gone up every year… In the spring, we have trees really early. We have the junipers and then we get into the hardwoods and those kind of melt into the grass pollen season in the summer then we get ragweed in the fall

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