Junior Mary Jean Rainsford said she, like other students knows, have already been feeling allergy symptoms earlier than she normally would. From itchy eyes to sneezing, seasonal allergy sufferers, like Rainsford, can find springtime to be a difficult time to be outside. Leonard Bielory, a professor at Rutgers University who has been doing research on the potential link between climate change and harsher allergy seasons, said there has been a steady increase in the length of allergy seasons. His models show a 20 to 30 percent increase in pollen production by the year 2020.
/ / / Increase in pollen production sees heightened spring allergies