100 Worst Spring Allergy Cities
Lexington, Ky., Tops the 2008 Spring Allergy Capitals List
April 24, 2008 -- 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.
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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:
Johnson City, Tenn.
Little Rock, Ark.
South Bend, Ind.
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Kansas City, Mo.
Baton Rouge, La.
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Des Moines, Iowa
Salt Lake City
Boise City, Idaho
El Paso, Texas
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Fort Myers, Fla.