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Friday, January 19, 2007

Best & Worst Asthma Cities

Jan. 18, 2007 Web MD -- The "A" in Atlanta might as well stand for asthmaasthma, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.The nonprofit patient organization says that for asthma sufferers, Atlanta is the worst U.S. city to live in. Atlanta earns its "worst" score from the city's high asthma death rate, high pollen levels, and severe air pollution.

However, 12. Los Angeles rated at number 12 worst.

Seattle ranks best or, in this case, least bad on the group's list of the 100 "most challenging places to live with asthma." "People can't just move away from their asthma since every city in America has a variety of risk factors," Johnson says.

Indeed, even Seattle flunks some AAFA tests. The city gets "worse than average" scores in asthma prevalence and only "average" ratings for air quality, uninsured rates, school inhaler-access laws, and number of asthma specialists.

Ahh mannnnn, Seattle? I don't want to move back to Seattle, just visit every now and than.

The 10 worst asthma cities, according to the AAFA, are:

1. Atlanta (last year: 4th)
2. Philadelphia (last year: 3rd)
3. Raleigh, N.C.
4. Knoxville, Tenn.
5. Harrisburg, Pa.
6. Grand Rapids, Mich.
7. Milwaukee, Wis. (last year: 5th)
8. Greensboro, N.C. (last year: 7th)
9. Scranton, Pa. (last year: 1st)
10. Little Rock, Ark.

Places I have thought about moving to:

49. Las Vegas
87. Baton Rouge, La. (before the hurrican)
94. Sarasota, Fla.
Phoenix, AZ didn't make the list

The Top 10 Best Cities for Asthma Sufferers

1. Orange County, CA
2. San Jose, CA
4. San Diego, CA
5. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
6. Syracuse, NY
7. Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ
8. Honolulu, HI
9. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL

10. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (WRONG!) There has been several articles last year about how bad Long Beach is for asthma.... The only part of Long Beach good for asthma in on the beach streets and those homs are expsenive.


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