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Could your allergies get worse?

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If you think your allergies are bad now, experts say they will only get worse.  You can blame global warming, if you believe in that.  Pollen counts are expected to skyrocket over the next 30 years.  That's according to research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.  Pollen counts averaged above 8,000 in the year 2000, and by 2040 they are expected to surpass 21,000.

Allergy seasons also are expected to begin earlier each year.  According to a recent study, 2000 to 2009 was one of the hottest decades in more than 11,000 years.

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