Nearby city on top 10 list of worst places for spring allergies

Courtesy: MGN Online
Courtesy: MGN Online

A new report ranks southeastern cities as the worst in the U.S.A. for allergy sufferers.

This year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has named Jackson, MS as the most difficult place to live if you have springtime allergies.

Rounding out the top ten are Knoxville, Chattanooga, McAllen (TX), Louisville, Wichita, Dayton, Memphis, Oklahoma City and Baton Rouge.

The annual allergy report takes into account the number of board-certified allergists in a city, the number of allergy medications used and the number of pollen spores in the area.

The report also suggests people who've historically had mild allergy symptoms are now sneezing like never before.

They can blame climate change and rising carbon dioxide levels which stimulate pollen production.

Click here for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's list of recommended household products for allergy sufferers.

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