A 35 year study of tree pollen was PhD investigated by Felicia Grimes, BS, Daniel Soteres, MD MPH, and Allison Sabel-Soteres, MD of Asthma & Allergy Associates, PC and Research Center in Colorado Springs.
The findings suggest Climate change not only influences various aspects of our ecosystem and economy, but it can also visibly affect the duration of the pollen season. They investigated the duration of tree pollen seasons in Colorado Springs at a single pollen counting station from 1980-2015. The tree pollen counts were obtained from a nationally certified pollen counting center in the Pikes Peak region. The center collects pollen with a Rotorod Sampler Model 20.
From 1980-2015, there was a trend to elm and juniper pollen seasons to start earlier. However, only juniper tree pollen showed an overall increase in duration of the season.
For more information on the in depth details of the study or to interview the doctors please contact Paul Byer practice administrator at [email protected].
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