Thunderstorm asthma

  title={Thunderstorm asthma},
  author={P. E. Taylor and H. Jonsson},
  journal={Current Allergy and Asthma Reports},
  • P. E. Taylor, H. Jonsson
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
  • Thunderstorms have often been linked to epidemics of asthma, especially during the grass flowering season; however, the precise mechanisms explaining this phenomenon are unknown. Evidence of high respirable allergen loadings in the air associated with specific meteorologic events combined with an analysis of pollen physiology suggests that rupture of airborne pollen can occur. Strong downdrafts and dry, cold outflows distinguish thunderstorm rain from frontal rain. The weather system of a… CONTINUE READING
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