AIVC Event – Romsey Cafe Sci : “Allergies- Why Are They Increasing?”

An online talk for Romsey Cafe Scientifique presented by Prof. Martin Church, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany. The subject of this evenings talk is “Allergies: what are they and why are they increasing?”.

WEBINAR REGISTRATION ADDRESS:
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SUMMARY
Our immune system is absolutely vital in protecting us infection with external aggressors including viruses, bacteria and parasitic worms. However, sometimes it makes a mistake and identifies innocuous substances, such as grass or tree pollen as aggressors and mounts a defensive attack. One such attack is allergy. I will use allergic rhinitis (hay fever) to illustrate the basic mechanism of an allergic attack.

Two hundred years ago allergy was almost unheard of. Today almost 40% of the population suffers from one kind of allergy or another. The rate is still increasing. But why? I will examine some possibilities including, our hygienic living style, indoor living, stress, outdoor pollution and global warming.

SPEAKER
Prof. Martin Church, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany

CONTACT: Romsey Cafe Sci (https://www.cafscientifiqueromsey.com/)

Details
Date:

November 26

Time:

07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.meetup.com/Manchester-IVC/events/273882480/
Organizer

Manchester IVC

Website: https://www.meetup.com/Manchester-IVC/