Allergy-Proof Your Life

10 Best Big Cities for People With Asthma

In this slideshow we take a look at 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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5. Portland, Oregon

 • Population: 2,175,113
 • 2008 rank: 24

Though its asthma rate is above average, it shouldn’t be surprising that this notoriously “green” city boasts clean air and is friendly to asthmatics overall.

In 2009, the Rose City vaulted into the AAFA's top 10 thanks in part to a new smoking ban that prohibits lighting up within 10 feet of a business’s doors or windows.

Next: 4. Colorado Springs, Colorado

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