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12 worst U.S. cities for allergy sufferers

By: Angela Nelson on April 17, 2019, 11:53 a.m.
Downtown Jackson, Mississippi

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Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, has earned the top spot on this list in the past, but for 2019 it scores 84.74 and lands in second place. With a high number of trees and above average rainfall, tree pollen and mold tend to be the biggest local allergy triggers.

Jackson is worse than average on the amount of patients utilizing medication (the average is 1.04 medications per patient). But this year it receives a "better than average" rating on the number of allergists to patients (the average is 1.05 allergists per 10,000 patients).