Spring allergy season has started in Canada

By: 600011 On: Apr 2, 2024, 2:26 PM


Spring allergy season has started early in many parts of Canada. Experts say that in some cities like Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, allergies are increasing due to high levels of pollen. Danielle Coates, director of Aerobiology Research Laboratories in Ottawa, said that if temperatures continue to rise in Ontario, most places are expected to see an increase in allergic diseases next week. Pollen is dust from certain plants such as trees, grasses, and weeds. It contains protein that can irritate allergy sufferers.

He said that pollen levels have decreased in some places due to the cold weather, but they are increasing again in different parts of the country. He said pollen has increased over the past 20 years due to Canada's warmer climate. British Columbia is the worst place for allergy sufferers in Canada. Allergy sufferers are the most in BC due to high pollen levels in the province. Meanwhile, Coates says the Maritimes is one of the best places to live in Canada for people with seasonal allergies. He explains that the Maritimes are the best, partly because of the rocky terrain.

Allergy sufferers should have more immunity. If not, it can lead to fatigue and other health problems, say health experts. They also explain that allergies can be combated to some extent by maintaining regular health habits, such as eating a nutritious diet and sleeping well.