Richmond, VA and Other Southern Cities Make the Top of ‘Worst Asthma Cities’ List

According to a ranking by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the poor ranking for cities in the South is due in large part to slow adoption of “100% smoke-free” laws. The worst five cities in 2010 for people with asthma are:

Richmond, Va.
St. Louis, Mo.
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Knoxville, Tenn.
Milwaukee, Wis.

There are higher pollen counts in the South. Also, smog in many cities on the list is a problem for people with asthma.

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Worst Cities for People With Asthma. WebMD.

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