from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of the sources, dispersion, and effects of airborne biological materials, such as pollen, spores, and microorganisms.
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- n. The study of the dispersion of airborne biological materials, as pollen, spores, microorganisms, or viruses.
For many years, the allergy seasons have been "getting longer and longer ... partly due to global warming," says Estelle Levetin, chairwoman of the aerobiology committee for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
"Pollen levels are increasing, pollen seasons are getting longer, and more people are developing allergies," says Estelle Levetin, Ph.D., chairwoman of the aerobiology committee for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Dr. LEVETIN: Well, aerobiology is the study of airborne particles of biological origin.
Professor Jean Emberlin, from the national pollen and aerobiology research unit at the University of Worcester, said the numbers of people with the condition would shoot up from the current level of around 24% of the population to around half.