Impact of environmental nitrogen pollution on pollen allergy: A scoping review

Last updated on 25-6-2023 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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The current rise in the prevalence of allergies to aeroallergens is incompletely understood and attributed to interactions with environmental changes and lifestyle changes. Environmental nitrogen pollution might be a potential driver of this increasing prevalence. While the ecological impact of excessive nitrogen pollution has been widely studied and is relatively well understood, its indirect effect on human allergies is not well documented. Nitrogen pollution can affect the environment in various ways, including air, soil, and water. We aim to provide a literature overview of the nitrogen…

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