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10 Worst Cities for Fall Allergies

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9. St. Louis, MO
Score: 90.72

Allergy is characterized by an overreaction of the human immune system to a foreign protein substance (“allergen”) that is eaten, breathed into the lungs, injected or touched. This immune overreaction can results in symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and scratchy throat. In severe cases it can also result in rashes, hives, lower blood pressure, difficulty breathing, asthma attacks, and even death.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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7:30AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013


9:33AM PST on Jan 5, 2013

Thanks for the info.

5:00AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

Northern New Jersey is pretty bad, I have lived here my entire life.

8:57PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012


5:16AM PST on Nov 6, 2011

It seems that in America everybody is allergic to something! Could it be that the doctors are over diagnosing allergies so they can make more money from giving out shots etc?
I think you guys over medicate!

8:27PM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

Always keep on track, since I live in such an awesome city, Savannah, GA, but am 58, disabled w/chronic pain, OMG, rain, allergy season is horrible, but that just comes w/young age, Amen! come visit though. Been here all my life, would never leave. Best of Dr.s, movies made here all the time, historical. Lovely place to live. Ck it out on

5:56PM PDT on Oct 21, 2011


8:54AM PDT on Oct 20, 2011

It is bad here in Georgia to.

9:17PM PDT on Oct 19, 2011

o my.... killer cities.

11:42AM PDT on Oct 19, 2011


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