Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to  be ”National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases. 

Each year, AAFA asks the President of the United States to officially designate May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness month. We make it easy for you to join in the activities by inviting you to use AAFA materials and tools to bring healthy messages to work, school and home.

Get an Awareness Month Planning Kit from the EPA.

Spring Allergy Capital Rankings for 2010

There is no place safe from allergies in America, and some cities are more problematic than others. The Allergy Capitals is an annual research project of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to identify “the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies” in the spring and fall seasons. This year Knoxville, TN, has risen to the top. Visit to see where over 100 cities are on the list this year.

The rankings are based on scientific analysis of 3 factors for the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S. The data measured and compared each year includes:

  • Pollen scores (airborne grass/tree/weed pollen and mold spores)*
  • Number of allergy medications used per patient
  • Number of allergy specialists per patient

Top 5 Spring Allergy Capitals for 2010:

  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. Louisville, KY
  3. Chattanooga, TN
  4. Dayton, OH
  5. Charlotte, NC

Asthma Capital Rankings for 2010

No city is free from asthma triggers, and some cities are more challenging places to live than others. This year, Richmond, VA, has been named the top “Asthma Capital” in our annual ranking of “the 100 most challenging places to live with asthma.” Visit www.AsthmaCapitals.com to see where over 100 cities are on the list this year.

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