and allergic rhinitis (hay fever) are among the major causes of illness and disability in the United States, affecting as many as 40-50 million Americans. Scientists do not know why certain people experience allergic reactions, but they do know that increased amounts of a substance called leukotrienes play an important role in causing symptoms.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American Lung Association
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
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