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12 worst U.S. cities for allergy sufferers

By: Angela Nelson on April 17, 2019, 11:53 a.m.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, scores 72.67 from the AAFA. Baton Rouge ranks as average on pollen levels and the numbers of allergists to patients but worse than average the amount of patients utilizing their medication.

Why are allergies so bad here? The coastal area of Baton Rouge is heavily populated with pollinating trees such as red cedar, willow, bayberry, ash, birch and oak.