The annual Spring Allergy Capitals report from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has been released for 2016. The report identifies the 100 most challenges places to live with spring allergies.

For those who live in the United States, springtime allergies can be a real problem. In some places, they’re far worse than in others. The AAFA’s annual report pinpoints the 100 worst places to live this time of year.

Jackson, Mississippi is worst, second year running.

High expected pollen counts and higher than average medication usage put Jackson on the map again as the worst place to live. This is exacerbated by a low number of board-certified allergists per person in the area.

Second on the list was Memphis, Tennessee, followed by Syracuse, New York, Louisville, Kentucky, and McAllen, Texas.

The Spring Allergy Capitals report is an independent research project from AAFA. “AAFA’s annual Spring Allergy Capitals report provides important insights into cities where people are most affected by seasonal symptoms due to environmental factors such as pollen, behaviors such as allergy medication usage and the availability of board-certified clinicians,” says Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, FACP AAFA’s President and CEO.

The complete report can be found at

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