10 Worst Cities for Allergies

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Ashley Vactor on Jul 16, 2009 at 11:07AM

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10 Worst Cities for Allergies

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1. Knoxville, TN

Surrounded by the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Province, Knoxville has a humid subtropical climate that encourages the growth of mold. Particularly prevalent from July to late summer, mold causes allergic reactions such as sneezing, itching, nasal discharge, congestion and dry, scaling skin. The best ways to prevent mold allergens in your house are to use central air-conditioning with a HEPA filter to trap spores and to be vigilant about reducing any dampness.

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