As per AAFA, more than 100 million people in the United States live with various types of allergies every year. ​Many of them have seasonal pollen allergies. If you're one of the millions of Americans who suffer from allergies, you know that certain regions can be more challenging to navigate than others. Join us as we uncover the top allergy hotspots and discuss how Airpura' s advanced air purifiers can help you breathe easier, no matter where you reside

What Makes a City an Allergy Capital?

Allergy capitals are determined by 3 factors, Tree, grass, and weed pollen counts, Over-the-counter allergy medicine use and Availability of board-certified allergists/immunologists

Cities with high levels of these allergens can exacerbate allergy symptoms and decrease overall air quality, leading to discomfort and health issues for residents.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America conducts a yearly study of cities in the U.S. which explores how difficult it is to live with seasonal allergies in the top 100 most populated US cities.

Here, below we explore the Top 5 most challenging places to live with seasonal allergies are as per AAFA:

  • Wichita, KS- Wichita ranks as the most challenging place in the country to live with seasonal allergies. It ranks worse for all three categories of pollen: trees, weeds and grass. Due to climate change, the allergy season has lengthened and thereby has increased the pollen productions.It releases pollen most of the year. In spring to early summer, grass pollen is the primary allergen and as the season transitions to fall, ragweed pollen becomes a huge contributor.
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia- Virginia Beach was named the second worst city to live in if you have allergies. Virginia Beach has higher-than-average medicine usage among residents. The two main pollen typesin Virginia Beach are weed and grass. The common culprits for generating high levels of pollen in the area are Bermuda grass and ragweed
  • Greenville, South Carolina: Greenville ranks third as the worst place to live if you have allergies. It has higher-than-average medicine use. Grass and weed pollen are the main contributors to Greenville’s allergens. 
  • Dallas, Texas: Dallas, Texas has ranked fourth in the worst allergy capitals list. It is home to a variety of plants that release pollen, with oak, ragweed, and various grassesbeing among the most prevalent culprits. Residents of Dallas are plagued, with high levels of pollen, mold spores, and pollution contributing to respiratory issues and discomfort, especially during the spring and fall seasons.
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma- Oklahoma City has high pollen counts and medicine usage but they only have an average number of specialists to treat the population. The top two allergens here are trees and grass which makes spring and summer seasons the worst for allergy sufferers.

How Airpura Can Help

Regardless of where you live, Airpura's advanced air purifiers are designed to tackle a wide range of airborne allergens, including pollen, mold spores, dust mites, and pet dander. Our HEPA filtration systems effectively capture particles as small as 0.3 microns, ensuring that your indoor air remains clean and allergen-free. We use H14 Super HEPA which is 99.99% efficient at 0.3 microns and U15 ULPA filter which is 99.9999% efficient at 0.1 microns.


Take Control of Your Indoor Air Quality

Don't let allergies dictate your quality of life. With Airpura's state-of-the-art air purifiers, you can breathe easier and enjoy greater comfort, even in the most allergy-prone cities. Contact us today to learn more about our products and take the first step toward cleaner, healthier air for you and your loved ones.

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