And-- you can blame global warming.
Pollen counts are expected to skyrocket over the next 30 years. That's according to research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Pollen counts averaged above eight-thousand in the year 2000, and by 20-40 they are expected to surpass 21-thousand. Allergy seasons also are expected to begin earlier each year.
According to a recent study, 2000 to 2009 was one of the hottest decades in more than 11-thousand years.