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100 Worst Cities for Fall Allergies

McAllen, Texas, Tops the Asthma and Allergy Foundation's 2009 List of Fall Allergy Capitals
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

Oct. 2, 2009 -- McAllen, Texas, is the worst city in the U.S. this year for fall allergies, according to the new list of "fall allergy capitals" selected by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Cities are ranked based on four factors: prevalence data, seasonal pollen, allergy medicine use per patient, and the number of board-certified allergists per patient.

Here is the full list of all 100 fall allergy capitals:

  1. McAllen, Texas
  2. Wichita, Kan.
  3. Louisville, Ky.
  4. Oklahoma City
  5. Jackson, Miss.
  6. Dayton, Ohio
  7. Augusta, Ga.
  8. Tulsa, Okla.
  9. Knoxville, Tenn.
  10. Little Rock, Ark.
  11. Madison, Wis.
  12. San Antonio
  13. Dallas
  14. New Orleans
  15. Baton Rouge, La.
  16. Charlotte, N.C.
  17. St. Louis
  18. Birmingham, Ala.
  19. El Paso, Texas
  20. Virginia Beach, Va.
  21. Memphis, Tenn.
  22. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  23. Des Moines, Iowa
  24. Austin, Texas
  25. Greensboro, N.C.
  26. Omaha, Neb.
  27. Columbia, S.C.
  28. Philadelphia
  29. Kansas City, Mo.
  30. New York
  31. Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  32. Richmond, Va.
  33. Indianapolis
  34. Allentown, Pa.
  35. Cape Coral, Fla.
  36. Bakersfield, Calif.
  37. Nashville, Tenn.
  38. Grand Rapids, Mich.
  39. Syracuse, N.Y.
  40. Tucson, Ariz.
  41. Houston
  42. Buffalo, N.Y.
  43. Tampa, Fla.
  44. Charleston, S.C.
  45. Columbus, Ohio
  46. Lakeland, Fla.
  47. Riverside, Calif.
  48. Orlando, Fla.
  49. Toledo, Ohio
  50. Atlanta
  51. Milwaukee, Wis.
  52. Detroit
  53. Washington, D.C.
  54. Jacksonville, Fla.
  55. Las Vegas
  56. Providence, R.I.
  57. Scranton, Pa.
  58. Los Angeles
  59. Cincinnati
  60. Pittsburgh
  61. Sarasota, Fla.
  62. Baltimore
  63. Oxnard, Calif.
  64. Akron, Ohio
  65. Phoenix
  66. Rochester, N.Y.
  67. Modesto, Calif.
  68. Albuquerque, N.M.
  69. Palm Bay, Fla.
  70. Hartford, Conn.
  71. Boise City, Idaho
  72. Chicago
  73. New Haven, Conn.
  74. Fresno, Calif.
  75. Minneapolis
  76. Lancaster, Pa.
  77. Harrisburg, Pa.
  78. San Francisco
  79. Springfield, Mass.
  80. Raleigh, N.C.
  81. Youngstown, Ohio
  82. San Jose, Calif.
  83. Cleveland
  84. Denver
  85. Daytona Beach, Fla.
  86. Bridgeport, Conn.
  87. Colorado Springs, Colo.
  88. Worcester, Mass.
  89. Portland, Maine
  90. Miami
  91. Boston
  92. Stockton, Calif.
  93. Ogden, Utah
  94. Salt Lake City
  95. Sacramento, Calif.
  96. Greenville, S.C.
  97. San Diego
  98. Seattle
  99. Albany, N.Y.
  100. Portland, Ore.

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