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12 worst U.S. cities for allergy sufferers

By: Katherine Butler on April 19, 2013, noon
spires and buildings in jackson mississippi

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Jackson, Miss.

Jackson, Miss, scores a (perfect?) 100 from the AAFA. Jackson is "worse than average" on both pollen levels (300 grains of pollen/cubic meter of air per day) and the amount of patients utilizing their medication (avg. 1.04 medications per estimated patient). Jackson receives "better than average" rating on the numbers of allergists to patients (avg. 1.05 board certified allergists per 10,000 estimated patients).