Monday, October 05, 2009

Area allergy season among nation’s worst

In our paper this morning.
We're Number Six

DAYTON — The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has confirmed what anyone who has ever sneezed their way through fall here has long known - allergies are a beast in the Miami Valley.

In fact, Dayton ranks six on the foundation’s list of “the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies” in the fall season.

The foundation considered three factors in ranking the nation’s 100 largest metro areas: pollen scores, number of allergy medications used per patient and the number of allergy specialists per patient.

Here is the top 25:

1) McAllen, Texas

2) Wichita, Kan.

3) Louisville, Ky.

4) Oklahoma City, Okla

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, Texas

13) Dallas, Texas

14) New Orleans, La.

15) Baton Rouge, La

16) Charlotte, N.C.

17) St. Louis, Mo.

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.


Gramma Ann said...

Maybe I don't have a cold, maybe it is allergies causing what I think is a head cold. But it does seem to be getting better.

Brenda said...

I thought my area St. Louis was the allergy capital of the world. I see we are 17 on the list. Happy to report I had all of my female checkups a few months ago and they all checked out. I feel very fortunate that they did. It is good to remind us all, I really didn't know this was a reminder month.

Renie Burghardt said...

I'm one of those lucky people that don't have problems with allergies. Never did.

have a nice evening. Dancing is on!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Wow, that's nothing to sneeze at. I'm glad I don't have allergies.
My sister-in-law has a time with them though.
They moved from Oklahoma City, to escape the air. She says she breathes much better here.