Looking For A Challenge?
Ever wonder what are the most challenging places for
allergy sufferers to live?
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America wondered
that too. So they’ve been researching and publishing a
Each spring and fall, they gather information based on
3 factors. They check the pollen scores, the number of
allergy medications used and the number of allergy
specialists per patient.
Their report lists the top 100 places an allergy
sufferer would find the most challenging. That’s just
a polite way of saying the 100 worst places to live
Looks like Texas tops the list. They have 7 cities in
the top 70. Austin is number 1 with a score of 100.
This is one time a score of 100 and the number 1 spot
isn’t a good thing. San Antonio isn’t far behind
Austin with a score of 98.75. That puts it in second
Third place is claimed by Oklahoma City, OK. They get
a score of 96.25. But it’s not all bad in Oklahoma.
Tulsa with a score of 83.00 is the only other city to
make the list.
Florida has 11 cities in the top 100, with Lakeland
leading the way with a score of 93.75. Orlando is
right below them with a 93.20.
Los Angeles isn’t far down the list. It ranked 11th,
scoring 82.75. And our nations capital ranked 70th
with a score of 51.45. Seattle, WA. finishes the list
with a nice low score of 25.45.