The 25 Worst Cities for People With Spring Allergies

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5. Springfield, Massachusetts
> Rank in spring of 2018: 11th 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: 154,613

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4. Memphis, Tennessee
> Rank in spring of 2018: 4th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than 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: 654,723

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3. Providence, Rhode Island
> Rank in spring of 2018: 6th worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Worse than average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 18 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 179,509

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2. Jackson, Mississippi
> Rank in spring of 2018: 3rd worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Better than average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: N/A
> City population: 170,393

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1. McAllen, Texas
> Rank in spring of 2018: Worst city
> People taking allergy medication: Worse than average
> Ratio of allergists per patient: Worse than average
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 26 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> City population: 139,838