Special Report

The 25 Worst Cities for People With Spring Allergies

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20. Syracuse, New York
> Score: 76.1 (Avg: 65.50)
> Rank in spring of 2019: 12th worst city
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 25 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> Population: 654,705

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19. Albany, New York
> Score: 77.3 (Avg: 65.50)
> Rank in spring of 2019: 29th worst city
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 58 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> Population: 880,481

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18. Providence, Rhode Island
> Score: 77.7 (Avg: 65.50)
> Rank in spring of 2019: 3rd worst city
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 36 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> Population: 1,615,516

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17. Buffalo, New York
> Score: 77.7 (Avg: 65.50)
> Rank in spring of 2019: 16th worst city
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 48 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> Population: 1,131,570

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16. Dallas, Texas
> Score: 77.8 (Avg: 65.50)
> Rank in spring of 2019: 45th worst city
> PM2.5 pollution 24-hr average: 80 µg/m3 (EPA’s standard is 35 µg/m3)
> Population: 7,255,028