Numbers in the News: Allergy Season

Pollen released by plants in the spring and fall often causes sniffles and sneezes. Here are some figures related to seasonal allergies.

SOURCES: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, SALO ET AL. (2014); IMAGES: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

SOURCES: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, SALO ET AL. (2014); IMAGES: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

SOURCES: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, SALO ET AL. (2014)

SOURCES: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, SALO ET AL. (2014); IMAGES: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

THINK ABOUT IT: There are roughly 325 million people in the U.S. About what percentage of this population gets seasonal allergies? How does this percentage compare with the percentage of people worldwide?

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