Arctic Sneeze: Greenlanders' allergies are increasing

By John Pickrell, 15:48 PM April 15, 2008

During the past few decades, scientists have amassed evidence that allergic diseases are on the increase in the Western world. Bolstering these findings, a new study suggests that allergies in Greenland almost doubled from 1987 to 1998.

Allergic disorders such as asthma, hay fever, and eczema are common in wealthy nations. Research shows that up to 40 percent of children in some European and U.S. cities suffer from such afflictions.

Now, Danish epidemiologists led by Tyra Grove Krause at the S...

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