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
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
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
Here is the complete list of 2008 spring allergy capitals:
Lexington, Ky. Greensboro, N.C. Johnson City, Tenn. Augusta, Ga. Jackson, Miss. Knoxville, Tenn. Birmingham, Ala. New Orleans Little Rock, Ark. San Diego Oklahoma City Mobile, Ala. South Bend, Ind. Omaha, Neb. Stockton, Calif. McAllen, Texas Greenville, S.C. Nashville, Tenn. Tulsa, Okla. Harrisburg, Pa. Louisville, Ky. Dallas-Fort Worth Charlotte, N.C. Tampa, Fla. Philadelphia St. Louis Scranton, Pa. Lansing, Mich. Madison, Wis. Rochester, N.Y. Daytona Beach, Fla. Memphis Milwaukee, Wis. Norfolk, Va. Pensacola, Fla. Charleston, S.C. Cleveland, Ohio Indianapolis Houston Lakeland, Fla. Baltimore Sacramento, Calif. Columbia, S.C. Kansas City, Mo. New York San Antonio Allentown, Pa. Wichita, Kan. Albuquerque, N.M. Baton Rouge, La. Washington, D.C. Providence, R.I. Fort Wayne, Ind. Austin, Texas Canton, Ohio Atlanta Kalamazoo, Mich. Chattanooga, Tenn. Boston Detroit Grand Rapids, Mich. Hartford, Conn. Denver Dayton, Ohio Tucson, Ariz. Buffalo, N.Y. Des Moines, Iowa Syracuse, N.Y. Salt Lake City Minneapolis-St. Paul Cincinnati Columbus, Ohio Chicago Boise City, Idaho Albany, N.Y. El Paso, Texas Richmond, Va. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C. Las Vegas Jacksonville, Fla. Melbourne, Fla. Pittsburgh Miami Toledo, Ohio Modesto, Calif. Los Angeles Springfield, Mass. Youngstown, Ohio Colorado Springs, Colo. Seattle Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz. Fresno, Calif. Portland, Ore. Fort Myers, Fla. Orlando, Fla. Lancaster, Pa. Sarasota, Fla. Bakersfield, Calif. San Francisco Spokane, Wash.