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Key Factors For Worsening Kansas City Seasonal Allergies

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Increasing amounts of pollen annually have contributed to worsening seasonal allergies for many,

Why each allergy season seems to be worse than the one before.

According to Dr. Marissa Love "the pollen counts have been increasing over time," making symptoms more severe for seasonal allergies sufferers. Explanations for the increase range from more rainfall and warmer growing seasons to "super-pollen" which can be more resistant to environmental factors.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Mackenzie Martin makes podcasts for KCUR Studios. You can find her on Twitter @_macmartin.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.