Erin Austin

News intern

Erin is a summer news intern at KUT. She is currently a student at the University of Virginia.

Health
2:49 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Allergies Running High This Summer

Pollen, whipped around by windy conditions, has some Central Texas residents sneezing, wheezing and sniffling their way through summer.
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Have you been sneezing more this summer? A victim to itchy, watery eyes? Well, you’re not alone. Dr. Dana Sprute, the Program Director at the UT Southwestern Austin Family Medicine Residency Program, notes allergies in Austin are running higher than usual.

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Environment
4:45 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Sealing Your Home Could Result In Harmful Air

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As temperatures soar into the 100s again this summer in Austin, many homeowners will be cranking up their air conditioners. However, unknown to many, the desirable, cooler air they’re breathing could be harmful.

Richard Corsi, a professor at the University of Texas who studies air quality, notices that many U.S. homeowners, particularly those living in warm climates, are sealing up their houses by fixing cracks around their windows, replacing old weather strips, and so on.

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