The 25 Worst Cities for People With Spring Allergies

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10. Richmond, Virginia
> Rank in spring of 2018: 16th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 15 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 220,892

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9. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
> Rank in spring of 2018: 12th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 19 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 227,549

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8. Scranton, Pennsylvania
> Rank in spring of 2018: 47th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Worse than average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 17 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 76,624

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7. New Orleans, Louisiana
> Rank in spring of 2018: 15th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 23 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 388,182

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6. Louisville, Kentucky
> Rank in spring of 2018: 2nd 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: 615,478