Allergy-Proof Your Life

10 Best Big Cities for People With Asthma

These are the 10 best big cities to live in if you have asthma, as ranked by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Is your city on the list?
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10. Austin, Texas

 •Population: 1,883,051
 •2014 rank: 13

One of the nation's fastest-growing cities has managed to expand without some of the environmental woes plaguing other urban explosions. The estimated asthma rate in the Austin metro area (which includes Round Rock) is lower than the national average.

The annual pollen count, though, is higher than average. This is probably no surprise to those who have experienced the region's legendary "cedar fever," caused by Ashe juniper pollen and bringing on the same symptoms as hay fever.

Next: 9. Raleigh, North Carolina

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