Climate Change, the Environment and Rhinologic Disease

Johns Hopkins rhinologist Jean Kim recaps recently published research and review undertaken by a work group including members of the American Rhinologic Society’s allergy and immunology section and Johns Hopkins climate scientists. Based on a literature review, they observed that the rate of rise of allergic disease over the past 80 to 100 years trends similarly to the rate of rise of temperature during that period. The group found a relationship between climate change, its effects on the environment and particular rhinologic diseases. Further study is needed and will rely on improved infrastructure of health care systems to establish clear diagnoses, monitor outcomes and establish accessible databases for scientists. 

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Jean Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

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