Worst American Cities for Allergies

If you suffer from allergies you might want to take it into account when choosing a city to live in. therefore, you might want to know which cities to avoid, when allergies are concerned. What are the worst American cities for allergies?

Allergy is often caused by pollen. The following list of ten American cities is gathered by the AAFA by calculating the average amount of pollen and finding out how many allergist, who treat patients, there are, compared with the number of people in the city.


The largest city in Kansas, Wichita, has the highest number of allergists for every 10,000 people.

St. Louis

This city has one of the worst pollen scores with the average concentration being more than 300 grains per cubic meter of air.

Jackson, Miss.

Jackson in Mississippi has one of the highest allergy medicine use score in the country.

Greensboro, N.C.

This city is worst than average in both allergy medicine use and the number of allergist, who treat patients with allergies in the city.


Philadelphia is one of the worst cities in the asthma sufferers list.

Charlotte, N.C.

This is another North Carolina city to have higher than average allergy medicine and allergist concentration.

Dayton, Ohio

Pollen score as well as the number of board certified allergists is higher than average in this city.

Chattanooga, Tennessee

This southern city on the side of the Appalachian Mountains has a pollen score higher than average.

Louisville, Ky.

This city, home of the Kentucky Derby, is one of the worst cities for allergies with pollen scores through the roof.

Knoxville, Tenn.

Pollen averages helped to make Knoxville the worst city in America for anyone suffering from spring sniffles.

These are the ten worst cities for allergies. If planning a move to one of them, remember to take some anti congestion medication with you.

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