Allergies Up in Panhandle, Scientists Blame Rain, Global Warming - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

Allergies Up in Panhandle, Scientists Blame Rain, Global Warming

If your allergies have been getting progressively worse, you are not alone. Scientists say more pollen and mold spores are in our air than in previous years.

One thousand grains of pollen fit in one square millimeter. In the panhandle, scientists are finding two thousand pollen grains per millimeter.

That means worse allergies for almost anyone with allergies. Scientists have two theories as to why allergens have increased.

Dr. Nabarun Ghosh from West Texas A&M University says global warming and heavy rainfall factor into the high allergen concentration. Ghosh says when mold spores' environment is threatened by climate change, it reproduces more spores.

He says that this year, instead of spring coming in may, it came in march, causing more mold spore production.

Ironically, a lot of the allergens that cause our allergies here in the Panhandle blow in from other states, they don't grow here.

If you're suffering from allergy symptoms, do go see your doctor.

  • Today's Local News HeadlinesToday's Local NewsMore>>

  • Building fire at Public Steel, no injuries reported

    Building fire at Public Steel, no injuries reported

    Sunday, March 26 2017 12:43 AM EDT2017-03-26 04:43:35 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    Amarillo police and the Amarillo Fire Department worked a building fire at Public Steel.

    Amarillo police and the Amarillo Fire Department worked a building fire at Public Steel.

  • Rankin Ranch Road Fire 100% contained

    Rankin Ranch Road Fire 100% contained

    Sunday, March 26 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-03-26 04:39:54 GMT
    Source: KFDASource: KFDA

    The Texas A&M Forest service spent the afternoon monitoring the Rankin Ranch Road Fire and now report it's 100 percent contained.

    The Texas A&M Forest service spent the afternoon monitoring the Rankin Ranch Road Fire and now report it's 100 percent contained.

  • Career fair brings opportunities for young job seekers

    Career fair brings opportunities for young job seekers

    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:29:17 GMT
    Hundreds of job seekers came dressed for success in hopes of joining teams of local companies in the area. Multiple employment opportunities were available from all levels of employment, including full and part-time positions in technical, health care, management, customer service and many others. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Texas unemployment rate is at 4.9 % and in Amarillo the percentage of unemployment is at 3.4 %.  Workforce solutions Panhandle said t...
    Hundreds of job seekers came dressed for success in hopes of joining teams of local companies in the area. Multiple employment opportunities were available from all levels of employment, including full and part-time positions in technical, health care, management, customer service and many others. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Texas unemployment rate is at 4.9 % and in Amarillo the percentage of unemployment is at 3.4 %.  Workforce solutions Panhandle said t...
Powered by Frankly