AAFA's 2021 Allergy Capitals™ Report Ranks Top U.S. Cities for Seasonal Allergies

By Globe Newswire2 days ago

Washington D.C., Feb. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its annual Allergy Capitals™ report for 2021. The report identifies the most challenging cities for spring and fall allergies in the top 100 metropolitan areas in the United States. Scranton, Pennsylvania takes the top spot for 2021. Cities are ranked based on three factors: spring and fall pollen scores, over-the-counter medicine use, and availability of board-certified allergists. Richmond, Virginia held the #1 title in 2020.

The top 20 Allergy Capitals™ for 2021 are:

  1. Scranton, Pennsylvania
  2. Richmond, Virginia
  3. Wichita, Kansas
  4. McAllen, Texas
  5. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  6. Hartford, Connecticut
  7. Springfield, Massachusetts
  8. New Haven, Connecticut
  9. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  10. Bridgeport, Connecticut
  11. Albany, New York
  12. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  13. Buffalo, New York
  14. San Antonio, Texas
  15. Dayton, Ohio
  16. Riverside, California
  17. Las Vegas, Nevada
  18. Memphis, Tennessee
  19. Dallas, Texas
  20. Louisville, Kentucky

To see the complete,100-city list go to allergycapitals.com. The report lists overall annual rankings and breaks down a seasonal ranking for spring and fall.

“Allergies are a serious public health concern. More than 24 million people in the U.S. have seasonal allergic rhinitis, more commonly referred to as hay fever. Pollen allergies are a major cause. AAFA's Allergy Capitals™ report helps more Americans make sense of the impact on individual and community health,“ says Kenneth Mendez, CEO and president of AAFA. “Two notable parts of our 2021 report include the effect of COVID-19 and climate change on ...

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