Global warming will increase asthma attacks and allergic reactions

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 09 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2037

In this News article by Jane Burgermeister, we mixed up ragweed and ragwort (BMJ 2008;337:a1360, doi:10.1136/bmj.a1360). Her article mentioned ragwort in connection with airborne allergens. However, it was ragweed that was cited in the study to which she referred. Ragweed pollen is a potent airborne allergen and the plant grows mainly on the eastern seaboard of the United States; it is mostly absent from Europe.


Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2037

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