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New study aims to discover climate link to spread of allergies.

London, Oct 16 (ANI): Scientists will launch a study to assess global warming's link to spread of allergies in Vienna on Monday.

An international team of scientists will kickstart the EU-funded study - the first of its kind and costing some 3.5million euros - by focusing on the spread of Ambrosia artemisiifolia, more widely known as common ragweed, reports the Independent.

The plant, which has spread from Eastern Europe but not yet reached the UK, has highly allergenic pollen that is causing health problems in mainland Europe.

Evidence suggests the plant's spread is being exacerbated by climate change; the new study aims to discover how.

Ragweed pollen is known to have triggered increases in asthma, hay fever and a variety of skin allergies. (ANI)

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