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2011 Fall Allergy Capitals Are Announced September 23, 2011

Posted by asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program in Uncategorized.

There is no place safe from allergies in America, and some cities are more problematic than others. The Allergy Capitals is an annual research project of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to identify “the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies” in the spring and fall seasons each year. The rankings are based on scientific analysis of 3 factors for the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S. The data measured and compared each year includes:

  • Pollen scores (airborne grass/tree/weed pollen and mold spores)*
  • Number of allergy medications used per patient
  • Number of allergy specialists per patient

2011 Fall Allergy Capitals

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) announced the 2011 Fall Allergy Capitals™ rankings, and this season, Knoxville, Tennessee was rated the #1 Fall Allergy Capital due to high pollen counts, high use of allergy medications by patients and too few allergists to treat the burgeoning allergy population. 

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1. kelley whitlock - December 13, 2011

any pointers out there for an extremely dusty home? I am allergic to dust and it causes me such sortness of breath- also rainy, drizzly overcast days or really bad for me- why ???? I’d appreciate any feedback from anyone with similar symptoms, any solutions>

asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program - December 14, 2011

Check out our Guide to Reducing allergens and irritants that is linked in another post, it is a great place to start, also visit http://www.aafa.org for lots of helpful hints

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