This spring’s allergy season in New Jersey has been classified as "normal" because elevated levels of pollen began to show up as soon as the spring season officially began in March, but many Garden State residents report having the worst allergic symptoms they can recall. So what’s going on here? Leonard Bielory, a professor at the Rutgers University Center for Environmental Prediction and a leading authority on allergies, isn’t surprised. He said recent studies confirm pollen levels are rising, and individuals who have been sensitized to one type of pollen begin to have allergic reactions to other types as well.
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