Climate change, the environment, and rhinologic disease

Jean Kim, Darryn W. Waugh, Benjamin F. Zaitchik, Amber Luong, Regan Bergmark, Kent Lam, Lauren Roland, Joshua Levy, Jivianne T. Lee, Do Yeon Cho, Murugappan Ramanathan, Fuad Baroody, Mas Takashima, Daniel O'Brien, Sandra Y. Lin, Stephanie Joe, Mohamad R. Chaaban, Anna Butrymowicz, Stephanie Smith, Warren Mullings

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Background: The escalating negative impact of climate change on our environment has the potential to result in significant morbidity of rhinologic diseases. Methods: Evidence based review of examples of rhinologic diseases including allergic and nonallergic rhinitis, chronic rhinosinusitis, and allergic fungal rhinosinusitis was performed. Results: The lower socioeconomic population, including historically oppressed groups, will be disproportionately affected. Conclusions: We need a systematic approach to improve healthcare database infrastructure and funding to promote diverse scientific collaboration to address these healthcare needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-876
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Forum of Allergy and Rhinology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2023


  • air pollution
  • allergic fungal rhinosinusitis
  • allergic rhinitis
  • chronic rhinosinusitis
  • climate change
  • health disparities
  • nonallergic rhinitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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