Longest pollen season for 20 years16th August 2012
Scientists say that allergy sufferers have had to put up with the longest hay fever season in Britain for more than two decades.
The unpredictable summer weather has seen the grass allergy season last more than eight weeks, which is about three weeks longer than usual. Pollen counts, which are usually high between the start of June and the middle of July, rose earlier and stayed high for longer this year, affecting the 15 million Briton who suffer from hay fever.
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