Do you think your allergies are tied to how you grew up?
Absolutely, every time I sneeze I think of my sheltered childhood.
No way, there are toxins all around us that play a role.
Somewhat, allergies are also a quirk of my immune system.
Wynne was a reporter at The Stamford Advocate. She has interned at Discover magazine and has freelanced for The New York Times and Scientific American's web site. She has a masters in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Utah.