Atlanta: Top Ten Allergy Capital

File this under: Tell me something my nose and sinuses don’t know. Atlanta is number ten on the Asthma and Allergy Foundation’s 2007 Allergy Capitals list. The Southeast is well-represented on the list. Well, duh.

8 Comments so far

  1. gretagretchen (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 9:57 am

    If we’re number ten I shudder to think what it must be like in Tulsa!

  2. Annie (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 10:07 am

    Seriously. I cannot remember the last time the pollen got to me this badly.

  3. Greg (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 11:06 am

    Charlotte is number 9, in your face ATL!

  4. Annie (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 11:19 am

    [shaking fist in air]

    We’ll get you next year, Queen City!

  5. Jim V. (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 11:46 am

    I thought this was interesting:

  6. manunderstress (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

    If I had not started “desensitization,” aka allergy shots, a few years ago I think that I would be dead by now, or worse. Allergies also change with age, spiking in your early twenties, then subsiding for a while, then coming back with a vengeance in your thirties. It’s funny how people think of allergy sufferers as “sickly” when it’s not even technically a sickness; simply an imaginatively hyperactive immune system.

  7. Annie (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 2:28 pm

    Stress, I took allergy shots as a kid (suckers! Twice a week!), then they waned until about a year ago. Now the seasonal ones are back with a vengeance. But at least I have an imaginative immune system.

  8. John (unregistered) on April 13th, 2007 @ 11:37 pm

    Hey! Where did Jim V’s link go? I am eagerly awaiting the day when I can blame my aging on global warming.

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