This year's hay fever season has been declared as the longest experienced, since the past 20 years. It has surely been a tough time for all those allergy sufferers.
Scientists have claimed that this year the season lasted for more than two months. The season has been reported to have extended for three more weeks than usual, which has been mainly due to the strange weather conditions this summer, which supported the allergy season.
Usually, the pollen counts are at its peak between the beginning of June up till mid of July. However, this year, the season started off much before June and lasted for long, due to an early rise in the pollen counts.
UK faces major problems during this season, with 15 million members of the public allergic to hay fever. Nevertheless, four out of five cases have been administered to be sensitive to the pollen grains.
Dr Catherine Pashley, from the University of Leicester, said "The prolonged season had been distressing for sufferers. The hay fever expert said scientists working in the Midlands measured the first day of `high count' grass pollen on May 25".
Pashley asserted that last time when such an early start was administered was in the year 1991, when the count was recorded to be high on May 24.
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