The 25 Worst Cities for People With Spring Allergies

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25. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
> Rank in spring of 2018: 30th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 27 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 1,569,657

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24. Greenville, South Carolina
> Rank in spring of 2018: 35th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 20 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 64,061

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23. New Haven, Connecticut
> Rank in spring of 2018: 24th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Better than average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 17 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 130,884

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22. Hartford, Connecticut
> Rank in spring of 2018: 26th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 17 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 124,390

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21. New York, New York
> Rank in spring of 2018: 25th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Worse than average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 23 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 8,560,072