Jackson No Longer the Allergy Capital

Jackson No Longer the Allergy Capital (Image 1)
Jackson No Longer the Allergy Capital (Image 1)

Jackson is among the top five worst cities for allergy sufferers, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.  They based their list on pollen levels, use of allergy medications, and the number of board certified allergists in the area.

Mississippi’s capital city fell four spots from last year to number five in 2014 rankings.  Jackson topped last year’s reankings.  This year, Louisville, Ky., topped the list, followed by Memphis, Baton Rouge, and Oklahoma City.

Louisville switched spots with Jackson reportedly because of higher-than-average pollen counts, high use of allergy medications and too few allergy specialists, according to the foundation.

Experts say the blend of winter and spring weather may make allergies worse.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s