AAFA releases top 100 allergy capitals

LANDOVER, Md. — Louisville, Ky., was named the No. 1 spring allergy capital, up from No. 5 last year, on Monday by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. 

Louisville earned top allergy honors because of its higher-than-average pollen counts, high use of allergy medicines by local patients and too few allergy specialists in the metro area, AAFA stated. 

The southern and southeastern United States will be particularly bad for allergy sufferers. All 10 of the top 10 allergy cities are in these two regions: 

  1. Louisville, Ky.;
  2. Memphis, Tenn.;
  3. Baton Rouge, La.;
  4. Oklahoma City;
  5. Jackson, Miss.;
  6. Chattanooga, Tenn.;
  7. Dallas;
  8. Richmond, Va.;
  9. Birmingham, Ala.; and
  10. McAllen, Texas. 

For the complete top-100 Allergy Capital list, click here. 

It's the 12th year of the report, the AAFA noted. 




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