The 25 Worst Cities for People With Spring Allergies

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20. Knoxville, Tennessee
> Rank in spring of 2018: 10th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 21 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 184,465

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19. Columbia, South Carolina
> Rank in spring of 2018: 19th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 18 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 132,236

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18. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
> Rank in spring of 2018: 9th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 16 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 629,191

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17. El Paso, Texas
> Rank in spring of 2018: 13th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 24 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 678,266

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16. Buffalo, New York
> Rank in spring of 2018: 23rd worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than 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: 259,574