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The 10 Worst Cities if you have Allergies

It’s the first official day of spring.   For many that means soaking up the sun, playing outdoors with the kids and planting flowers in the garden

But for others spring is a time when their allergies are at their worst. It leaves them coughing, wheezing, eyes watering and sneezing.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America just released its top 10 list of the most challenging places in the United States to live if you have allergies.

 

AAFA’s 2012 Spring Allergy Capital™ Rankings

 

2012 Spring Rank

Overall

Rank Last Year

Metropolitan Area

Total Score              

1

˜

1

Knoxville, TN

100.00

2

˜

9

McAllen, TX

96.71

3

˜

2

Louisville, KY

93.31

4

˜

4

Jackson, MS

92.85

5

˜

13

Wichita, KS

91.36

6

˜

22

Oklahoma City, OK

90.57

7

˜

5

Chattanooga, TN

89.63

8

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17

Memphis, TN

85.19

9

˜

42

San Antonio, TX

84.41

10

˜

7

Dayton, OH

82.15

If even a hint of pollen in the air has you reaching you for medicine, you may want to check out this new government website. http://airnow.gov/ 

It allows you to look up local air quality conditions.  This year the Environment Protection Agency has a new app for Apple and Android products.

Put in a zip code and the app tells you what the ozone and particle pollution is for a given area.

You can also have alerts emailed to you.  http://www.enviroflash.info/

For more information visit the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

To check Pollen Forecasts

 

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  1. I moved from Seattle to Wenatchee on the dry side of the Cascade Mountains because of the rain and dampness in Seattle which means one thing–mold. I thought I was allergy-free but then spring came and the snow melted. It was then that I first learned about snow mold.

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