Hay fever a problem of civilised societies
If you’re complaining about hay fever, you might want to take a step back and count your blessings.
Professor Jo Douglass of the Royal Melbourne Hospital told Tom Elliott allergies are a ‘First World problem.’
‘It’s a problem of civilised and wealthy societies,’ Prof Douglass said.
‘Things like tuberculosis tend to make people less allergic.’
Tom said he’d prefer hay fever.
LISTEN: Prof Jo Douglass speaks allergies with Tom Elliott