The 25 Worst Cities for People With Spring Allergies

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15. Little Rock, Arkansas
> Rank in spring of 2018: 17th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Better than average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 21 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 197,780

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14. San Antonio, Texas
> Rank in spring of 2018: 5th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 25 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 1,461,623

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13. Dayton, Ohio
> Rank in spring of 2018: 7th 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: 140,939

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12. Syracuse, New York
> Rank in spring of 2018: 8th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 13 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 144,405

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11. Toledo, Ohio
> Rank in spring of 2018: 14th 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: 279,455