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Fall Allergy Capitals: What Cities are the Worst for Fall Allergies?

Fall Allergy Capitals: What Cities are the Worst for Fall Allergies?

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has released its yearly rankings for the Fall Allergy Capitals. The data used to determine which cities in America are the worst for allergy suffers includes pollen counts, amount of allergy medications sold and number of board certified allergists.

The good news for Atlanta is that we are far from the worst, coming in at 74 out of the 100 cities named. If you suffer from Fall allergies, you may want to keep the list in mind when planning travel. The top 20 are as follows:

  1. Wichita, Kansas
  2. Jackson, Mississippi
  3. Knoxville, Tennessee
  4. Louisville, Kentucky
  5. Memphis, Tennessee
  6. McAllen, Texas
  7. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  8. Dayton, Ohio
  9. Chattanooga, Tennessee
  10. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  11. New Orleans, Louisiana
  12. Madison, Wisconsin
  13. Omaha, Nebraska
  14. Little Rock, Arkansas
  15. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  16. Buffalo, New York
  17. Grand Rapids, Michigan
  18. Dallas, Texas
  19. Detroit, Michigan
  20. Toledo, Ohio

Knowledge is key. If you do plan to travel to one of these areas during Fall pollen season, be sure to discuss your preventative options with your allergist. For the full list, visit the AAFA Allergy Capital site.

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