St. Louis Ranked High on List of Worst Cities for Spring Allergies


Springtime in St. Louis -- the season your car turns a pale green regardless of its paint color. Yep, there's a lot of pollen in the air. Worse, it's in your nose and eyes, producing bucketloads of snot and phlegm and making you weep harder than a guest on Dr. Phil

But here's the good news: At least you don't live in Knoxville, Tennessee. That city is the worst place in the nation for spring allergies, according to a new report from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The study of 100 metropolitan areas ranked St. Louis as the 29th worst city in the nation for spring allergies.

St. Louis earned a total score of 73 for having an above average amount of spring pollens and use of allergy medication. The region earned high marks, however, for having an above-average number of allergists.

Last fall, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation named St. Louis a Top Ten city for autumn allergies. Poor old Knoxville also led the list of worst cities for fall allergies.