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 May 13, 2005
Lexington, Ky., Tops Allergy Capitals List
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Five cities in the southern United States occupy the top five spots as the nation's 100 spring allergy capitals, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's annual rankings released Friday.

The foundation said it compared recorded pollen counts, actual medication use, and the number of board-certified allergists in each metropolitan area.

This year's top five cities of sneeze and wheeze are:

  1. Lexington, Ky.
  2. Little Rock, Ark.
  3. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  4. Louisville, Ky.
  5. Johnson City, Tenn.

A complete list is available at www.AllergyCapitals.com.


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