Southern states found to have more allergy issues

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The farther south you live, the more likely you are to deal with allergies and asthma.

A recent study found that living closer to the equator may increase the risk.

This isn’t just because of increased pollen counts; researchers theorize that greater Vitamin D production caused by UV exposure may change the immune system.

Those changes, they said they think, may lead to elevated risks for allergy problems. 


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