The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has released its national list of spring Allergy Capitals for 2010. The Allergy Capitals report is an annual research project of the AAFA that identifies "the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies" in the spring and fall seasons each year.
The study covers the 100 largest metro areas in the United States and measures its data by the city's pollen scores, number of allergy medications used per patient, and number of allergy specialists per patient.
Did Los Angeles rank in the top 5? The 2010 top 5 spring allergy capitals are:
1. Knoxville, TN
2. Louisville, KY
3. Chattanooga, TN
4. Dayton, OH
5. Charlotte, NC
Los Angeles ranked 92, which is an improvement from last year's ranking of 90. The overall rating was better than average, as was its ranking for medicine utilization per patient. Average rankings were chalked up for pollen scores and Board certified allergists per patient.
For a complete listing of the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies, click here.
Call 1-800-7-ASTHMA to discuss the research in detail or to speak with a member of AAFA's External Affairs Department.