According to WebMD and a 2013 review by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, here are the 5 worst cities to live in for spring allergies.
If you’re one of the 40 million Americans who suffer from indoor or outdoor allergies, you probably know spring is here when the itchy, watery eyes and sneezing begin.
According to WebMD and a 2013 review by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, here are the 5 worst cities to live in for spring allergies:
Number 5 – Louisville, Kentucky. Right on the Ohio River, Louisville is thick with bluegrass. Besides checking pollen counts for grass, also check other allergens like trees and weeds before going outdoors.
Number 4 – McAllen, Texas. Located on the state’s southern tip, McAllen sees high temps and humidity already in the spring. Those conditions help spread pollen further.
Number 3 – Chattanooga, Tennessee. Allergens have gotten worse in this city famous for its steam-powered train. Prevent them from getting inside your home by turning on your air conditioning’s recirculate setting and leaving windows and doors closed.
Number 2 – Knoxville, Tennessee. After spending a few years as number 1, this mountainous and charming city has dropped down one spot. Whenever contact with allergens can’t be prevented, various treatments can help to manage symptoms.
Number 1 – Jackson, Mississippi. Full of prairies, croplands, and forests, Jackson has moved up three spots to number 1.