16 May 2020

WATCH | Do humans cause their own allergies?

We often blame pollen for seasonal allergies, but as humans, could we have been responsible for the rapid spread?

Sniffling, coughing and sneezing are not fun, especially if you are not sure if you are suffering from Covid-19 or seasonal allergies. But what if you knew that the spread of pollen was really caused by humans? This is how we as humans contributed to our allergy problem.

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Dr Morris is the Principal Allergist at the Cape Town and Johannesburg Allergy Clinics with postgraduate diplomas in Allergology, Dermatology, Paediatrics and Family Medicine dealing with both adult and childhood allergies.

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