Some Cities Are Worse For Allergies

Posted on Apr 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

Northern California Cities On List

POSTED: 7:17 am PDT April 12, 2011

UPDATED: 7:36 am PDT April 12, 2011

STOCKTON, Calif. — Seasonal allergy sufferers might be able to gain some perspective by looking at how their city ranks on a list of 100 cities thought to be the most challenging in the U.S. for those who suffer from allergies – particularly from high pollen counts.

The list, compiled by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, ranks Modesto as the worst among northern California cities, but even that city is not at the top of the list. It is listed at number 52. Stockton is number 79 and Sacramento is number 88. The city ranked at number 1 is Knoxville, Tenn.

The researchers behind the study took into account pollen scores, the numbers of medications per patient, and the number of allergy specialists in a city, per patient. Copyright 2011 by KCRA.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribut