Rising Allergies Linked to Climate Change, WNC Doctor Warns

Allergy season has arrived earlier and with greater intensity in Western North Carolina (WNC), according to Dr. Elise Coulson, an allergist at Allergy Partners in Asheville. Patients are experiencing more severe symptoms compared to previous years, largely due to heightened levels of allergens like pollen in the air. Coulson attributes this trend to climate change and shifts in vegetation patterns in the region.