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The Worst City in the U.S. for Asthma Sufferers Is …

- May 6, 2008

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…Knoxville, TN. And the best is Colorado Springs, CO.

Those are the bipolar results of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s new rating of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. in terms of “the most challenging places to live with asthma.”

The Foundation based its ratings on a comprehensive survey of prevalence factors (e.g., crude death rate for asthma), risk factors (e.g., the annual pollen score and the existence of public smoke-free laws), and medical factors (e.g., the number of asthma specialists).

To check out the metropolitan area nearest you, click HERE.

And by the way, let me remind all you asthma sufferers that you should never sneeze in the way the person pictured above is doing. As a public service, HERE is the link to a post I contributed a few months ago on proper sneeze etiquette.