The Allergy Capitals Project: What’s Your Score?
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is highly engaged in research and outreach. One of its most popular publications is an annual list of the worst cities in America to live in for sufferers of rhinitis, or seasonal allergies.
The AAFA has updated its list with a sleek new interface that lets anyone zero in on their city’s score in an instant. Los Angeles residents, for instance, will be edified to learn that we have slipped from #63 to #77 on the list (this is good), representing an impressive improvement in air quality in just a few short months.
The big loser this year? Jackson, MS, ranked worst in the U.S. The big winner: Daytona Beach, FL, where the air is apparently crystalline.
It is a nice snapshot of the nation’s regions, and a good metric to help measure what kind of sniffles you can expect if you’re planning a big move. And if you’re already stuck in a city with a low grade? You can always go see an experienced ENT to learn more about today’s effective treatments.