Allergy Capitals


Here is a Top 10 list a city does not necessarily want to be a part of – The Top 10 Allergy Capitals in the U.S. Each year, the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America publishes a report of the cities most affected by spring and fall allergies.(1) Three factors are considered when developing the report: higher than average spring and fall pollen, use of allergy medications, and number of board certified allergists. According to the foundation, the spring allergy begins with pollen from trees. Next comes grass pollen, followed by weed pollen in the late summer and early fall. Mold is also an issue in the fall, often found in piles of fallen leaves. If you suffer – you’re far from alone! Seasonal allergies affect more than 35 million people in the U.S.

Here are the most challenging places to live with seasonal allergies (1)
Richmond, VA
Scranton, PA
Springfield, MA
Hartford, CT
McAllen, TEXAS
New Haven, CT
San Antonio, TEXAS
Bridgeport, CT
Oklahoma, OK
Pittsburgh, PA

On the flip side, the report also includes the least challenging places to live with seasonal allergies. (1)
San Jose, CA
Boise, ID
Portland, OR
Fresno, CA
Milwaukee, WI
Stockton, CA
Salt Lake City, UTAH
Seattle, WA
Provo, UTAH
Durham, NC

(1) Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 2020 Allergy Capitals,

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