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Ragweed allergies, a public health problem


Does your nose run and your throat itch? Allergic rhinitis caused by ragweed is back this August. According to Dr. David Kaiser, medical specialist in public health and preventive medicine at the Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal, one in six people will experience discomfort due to this seasonal allergy.

“We know that with climate change, there is more ragweed,” says Dr. David Kaiser. Moreover, grubbing up of this grass in the central neighborhoods of Montreal are already underway.

Listen to this interview to learn about the prevalence of ragweed in Montreal, the reasons for its uprooting and the solutions to counter the discomfort it creates.

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