100 Worst Spring Allergy Cities

Lexington, Ky., tops the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of
America's 2008 list of "spring allergy
capitals."

Greensboro, N.C., takes second place, followed by Johnson City, Tenn.,
Augusta, Ga., and Jackson, Miss. in fifth place.

The annual list is based on four factors: allergy prevalence, seasonal
pollen, allergy medication use per patient, and
the number of board-certified allergy specialists per patient. Rankings can
change quite a bit from year to year. For instance, Lexington leads this year's
rankings but was in the No. 52 spot on the 2007
list .

Here is the complete list of 2008 spring allergy capitals:


  1. Lexington, Ky.

  2. Greensboro, N.C.

  3. Johnson City, Tenn.

  4. Augusta, Ga.

  5. Jackson, Miss.

  6. Knoxville, Tenn.

  7. Birmingham, Ala.

  8. New Orleans

  9. Little Rock, Ark.

  10. San Diego

  11. Oklahoma City

  12. Mobile, Ala.

  13. South Bend, Ind.

  14. Omaha, Neb.

  15. Stockton, Calif.

  16. McAllen, Texas

  17. Greenville, S.C.

  18. Nashville, Tenn.

  19. Tulsa, Okla.

  20. Harrisburg, Pa.

  21. Louisville, Ky.

  22. Dallas-Fort Worth

  23. Charlotte, N.C.

  24. Tampa, Fla.

  25. Philadelphia

  26. St. Louis

  27. Scranton, Pa.

  28. Lansing, Mich.

  29. Madison, Wis.

  30. Rochester, N.Y.

  31. Daytona Beach, Fla.

  32. Memphis

  33. Milwaukee, Wis.

  34. Norfolk, Va.

  35. Pensacola, Fla.

  36. Charleston, S.C.

  37. Cleveland, Ohio

  38. Indianapolis

  39. Houston

  40. Lakeland, Fla.

  41. Baltimore

  42. Sacramento, Calif.

  43. Columbia, S.C.

  44. Kansas City, Mo.

  45. New York

  46. San Antonio

  47. Allentown, Pa.

  48. Wichita, Kan.

  49. Albuquerque, N.M.

  50. Baton Rouge, La.

  51. Washington, D.C.

  52. Providence, R.I.

  53. Fort Wayne, Ind.

  54. Austin, Texas

  55. Canton, Ohio

  56. Atlanta

  57. Kalamazoo, Mich.

  58. Chattanooga, Tenn.

  59. Boston

  60. Detroit

  61. Grand Rapids, Mich.

  62. Hartford, Conn.

  63. Denver

  64. Dayton, Ohio

  65. Tucson, Ariz.

  66. Buffalo, N.Y.

  67. Des Moines, Iowa

  68. Syracuse, N.Y.

  69. Salt Lake City

  70. Minneapolis-St. Paul

  71. Cincinnati

  72. Columbus, Ohio

  73. Chicago

  74. Boise City, Idaho

  75. Albany, N.Y.

  76. El Paso, Texas

  77. Richmond, Va.

  78. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

  79. Las Vegas

  80. Jacksonville, Fla.

  81. Melbourne, Fla.

  82. Pittsburgh

  83. Miami

  84. Toledo, Ohio

  85. Modesto, Calif.

  86. Los Angeles

  87. Springfield, Mass.

  88. Youngstown, Ohio

  89. Colorado Springs, Colo.

  90. Seattle

  91. Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz.

  92. Fresno, Calif.

  93. Portland, Ore.

  94. Fort Myers, Fla.

  95. Orlando, Fla.

  96. Lancaster, Pa.

  97. Sarasota, Fla.

  98. Bakersfield, Calif.

  99. San Francisco

  100. Spokane, Wash.




By Miranda Hitti
Reviewed by Louise Chang
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