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Cleaning pollutants from water with pollen and spores

In addition to their role in plant fertilization and reproduction, pollens and spores have another, hidden talent: With a simple treatment, these cheap, abundant and renewable grains can be converted into tiny sponge-like particles that can grab on to pollutants and remove them from water, scientists report. Even better, these treated particles don't trigger allergies. The researchers will present...
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Hay Fever – The link between pollution and allergy is well known

Hay fever sufferers in Ireland and the UK are experiencing severe symptoms because of a “super pollen” effect, caused by pollen and pollution. Dr Paul Carson from Allergy Ireland said people who have never experienced hay fever are now presenting with symptoms. He told Independent.ie: “There are two issues coming together at the moment: There’s a very high level of nitrous oxide in...
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