You’re tired. Your eyes are watery and itchy. Your head feels like it’s stuffed with cotton. And you can’t stop sneezing. Blame the weather. Blame climate change. Blame your allergies. But most of all, blame the "pollen tsunami" that’s making headlines in New York City… One of the authors of that report, allergist, immunologist and an expert at Rutgers University’s Center for Environmental Prediction, Dr. Leonard Bielory, told Mashable that tsunami may not be the best descriptor… "Tsunami is a pretty strong term. I’ve been using the term the ‘perfect storm,’" Dr. Bielory said… As a result "there are thousands of pollen grains per cubic meter of air," said Dr. Bielory. As for how urban sprawl might impact the pollen count, Bielory is unconvinced. He said more tarmac and fewer plants could lead to more pollution, which could exacerbate the impact of pollen- at any level.
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