FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Mon Apr 07 12:01:43 EDT 2014

Why do we get allergies? The science of springtime sniffling and sneezing (video)

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 — Spring has sprung, and with it comes blooming flowers, shorts and t-shirts and, for the millions who suffer from allergies, a runny nose, puffy eyes and general misery. In the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) latest Reactions video, we explain the science behind the allergies that spoil spring for so many people. The video is available at http://youtu.be/vFZlxQU0Pyk.

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