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10 Worst Cities for Fall Allergies

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2. Dayton, OH
Score: 97.95

Allergies cannot be cured. But the symptoms of the allergy can be reduced by avoiding contact with the allergen.
• Limit outdoor activity during pollination periods when the pollen or mold count is high. This will lessen the amount you inhale.
• Use central air conditioning set on “recirculate” which exclude much of the pollen and mold from the air in your home.
• Vacationing away from an area with a high concentration of the plants that cause your allergies may clear up symptoms. However, if you move to such an area, within a few years you are prone to develop allergies to plants and other offenders in the new location.

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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

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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

Thanks.

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 Savannahnow.com

5:56PM PDT on Oct 21, 2011

xx

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

thanks

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