Many people feel the effects of pollen at this time of year, but did you know the way pollen affects our health could change as plants react to our changing climate? Current pollen picture Pollen grains are tiny particles produced …
Dr Bernd Eggen is principal climate change scientist in the Air Pollution and Climate Change group of Public Health England, based at the Centre for Radiation, Chemical & Environmental Hazards (CRCE) near Oxford. He has a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Sussex and some twenty five years' experience in environmental modelling topics, including climate change and climate change adaptation, in both public (Met Office Hadley Centre) and private sector roles (Halcrow, Schlumberger).
Dr Eggen has recently been involved in the publication of the "Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK 2012" report (co-author of 3 chapters: climate change evidence, temperature impacts, changes in UV radiation & effects on health) and "Health Impacts of Windstorms". His current interests are allergenic pollen & climate change, temperature effects on health, climate change adaptation, risk communication and environmental modelling.