2007 Spring Allergy Capitals

Tulsa, Okla., is the U.S. city most challenged by spring
allergies this year, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
(AAFA).

The AAFA today issued its list of America's 100 spring allergy capitals.
These towns are the "most challenging places to live with spring
allergies," states the AAFA.

The spring allergy capitals are:


  1. Tulsa, Okla.

  2. Dallas-Fort Worth

  3. Fort Myers, Fla.

  4. San Antonio

  5. Tucson, Ariz.

  6. St. Louis

  7. Wichita, Kan.

  8. Little Rock, Ark.

  9. Charlotte, N.C.

  10. Atlanta

  11. Augusta, Ga.

  12. Jacksonville, Fla.

  13. El Paso, Texas

  14. Columbia, S.C.

  15. Oklahoma City

  16. Bakersfield, Calif.

  17. Tampa, Fla.

  18. Sarasota, Fla.

  19. Las Vegas

  20. Los Angeles

  21. Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz.

  22. Richmond, Va.

  23. Birmingham, Ala.

  24. Austin, Texas

  25. McAllen, Texas

  26. Memphis

  27. San Francisco

  28. Houston

  29. Greensboro, N.C.

  30. Jackson, Miss.

  31. Charleston, S.C.

  32. Allentown, Pa.

  33. Philadelphia

  34. Melbourne, Fla.

  35. Orlando, Fla.

  36. Daytona Beach, Fla.

  37. West Palm Beach, Fla.

  38. Albuquerque, N.M.

  39. Madison, Wis.

  40. Norfolk, Va.

  41. Pittsburgh

  42. Milwaukee, Wis.

  43. Indianapolis

  44. Mobile, Ala.

  45. Pensacola, Fla.

  46. Springfield, Mo.

  47. Louisville, Ky.

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

  49. Modesto, Calif.

  50. Sacramento, Calif.

  51. Stockton, Calif.

  52. Lexington, Ky.

  53. Greenville, S.C.

  54. San Diego, Calif.

  55. Denver

  56. Chattanooga, Tenn.

  57. Dayton, Ohio

  58. New Orleans

  59. Rochester, N.Y.

  60. Salt Lake City

  61. Johnson City, Tenn.

  62. Cincinnati

  63. Knoxville, Tenn.

  64. Omaha, Neb.

  65. Nashville

  66. Baltimore

  67. Baton Rouge, La.

  68. Columbus, Ohio

  69. South Bend, Ind.

  70. Kansas City, Mo.

  71. Washington

  72. Canton, Ohio

  73. Cleveland

  74. Hartford, Conn.

  75. Lancaster, Pa.

  76. Harrisburg, Pa.

  77. Buffalo, N.Y.

  78. Youngstown, Ohio

  79. New York

  80. Spokane, Wash.

  81. Colorado Springs, Colo.

  82. Providence, R.I.

  83. Fresno, Calif.

  84. Portland, Ore.

  85. B Chicago

  86. B Boise City, Idaho

  87. B Des Moines, Iowa

  88. B Albany, N.Y.

  89. B Miami

  90. B Grand Rapids, Mich.

  91. B Kalamazoo, Mich.

  92. B Minneapolis-St. Paul

  93. B Toledo, Ohio

  94. B Scranton, Pa.

  95. B Syracuse, N.Y.

  96. B Seattle

  97. B Lansing, Mich.

  98. B Detroit

  99. B Boston

  100. Fort Wayne, Ind.


The AAFA based its ratings on three factors: seasonal pollen counts, allergy
medicine use per patient, and the number of board-certified allergists per
patient.



By Miranda Hitti
Reviewed by Louise Chang
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