Warming temperatures and days with more sunlight are causing plenty of flowers and trees to bloom meaning allergy sufferers are already feeling the effects of the changing seasons. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released its reportlast monthon the worst cities for allergy sufferers and some familiar places are topping the list.
The AAFAs report examined pollen and mold counts, allergy medicine usage and availability of board-certified allergists, according to the AAFA. Those factors were all used to rank cities all across the United States in terms of how severe allergies in those cities would be for allergy sufferers.
Dandelion seeds blow in the wind in Godewaersvelde, northern France on May 18, 2013, as the return of pleasant weather marks the arrival of allergenic pollen. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images
Like last year, McAllen, Texas, topped the list of the worst place for allergies in 2019. The city has worse than average pollen, higher consumption of allergy medicine than average and less accessibility of board-certified allergists than average.
The AAFA also broke down the allergies by region. McAllen is the worst in the South while Toledo, Ohio, was the worst spot for allergies in the Midwest, Fresno, California was ranked bottom in the ...