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Lloydspharmacy Reveals Hayfever Misery to Hit One in Two People by 2060
Date:6/13/2009

Lloydspharmacy has revealed that the UK's hayfever time bomb is to explode in the coming years

London, UK (PRWEB) June 13, 2009 -- New images released by Lloydspharmacy show how the UK's hayfever time bomb is set to explode within the coming years. Currently, the condition affects around a quarter of the UK population, one of the highest prevalence rates for hayfever in the world. By 2040, up to 28 million people will have hayfever due to severe pollen seasons caused by climate change.

City-dwellers will be worst affected by hayfever as warmer summers will intensify air pollution which affects the respiratory tract and allergenicity of pollens. In 50 years time, it is likely that almost three quarters of the population of London will be affected by hayfever whilst almost half of the population of East Anglia, including Cambridge and Norwich, will have hayfever by 2040. North Scotland has been deemed the best place to live for people who want to avoid hayfever with only a third of the population forecasted to be affected by 2060.

As hayfever is already one of the most common forms of allergy, with almost 12 million people in the UK affected, Lloydspharmacy has made its full report and hayfever maps of the UK available for sufferers to download through its website.

Chris Frost, head of medicines at Lloydspharmacy, said: "Increasingly we are going to need treatments which help people to reduce their susceptibility to hayfever in the first place rather than s
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