Worst Cities for People with Allergies

By Allergy News
In Featured
Sep 22nd, 2013

AAFAAuthor Cathy Payne recently revealed the top ten worst cities to be in for people with fall allergies. The article discussed the findings of a recent research from the asthma Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) which showed that these cities include Wichita, Jackson, Miss., Knoxville, Tenn., Louisville, Memphis, McAllen, Texas, Baton Rouge, Dayton, Ohio, Chattanooga, Tenn, and Oklahoma City.

The following article was published on USAToday.com:

“If you hear a lot of sneezing this fall, it may be coming from Wichita.

Wichita ranked No. 1 in the 2013 Fall Allergy Capitals report, out Tuesday from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The report compares the most challenging U.S. cities to live in for people with fall allergies.

The primary allergy trigger this fall will be ragweed pollen, says the not-for-profit organization, based in Landover, Md. It says outdoor mold also will be a problem because it continues to grow and is likely to be spread by fall weather and wind patterns.

The foundation looked at the 100 most populated, consolidated metropolitan statistical areas in the continental USA. The ranking is based on pollen scores, number of allergy medications used per patient, and number of board-certified allergists per patient. The report was sponsored by Dymista, a prescription nasal spray for relief of allergy symptoms.

An interactive map of the 100 cities is available at www.allergycapitals.com, along with resources for patients and doctors.

After Wichita, the highest-ranked cities are Jackson, Miss., and Knoxville, Tenn.”


Read more at http://www.usatoday.com

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