Kansas City Star: Kansas is the worst place in the country for allergies, new report finds
By Natalie Wallington
Wichita, Kansas, is the most challenging place to live with pollen allergies in the country, according to a new report from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
The foundation’s 2023 Allergy Capitals report ranks the 100 largest cities in the U.S. by their allergy severity using a combination of pollen scores and access to allergy relief through medication and allergy specialists.
Wichita ranks as the most difficult place to live with allergies in the country, with Kansas City coming in 21st place.
HOW CAN I CHECK ALLERGEN LEVELS NEAR ME?
Children’s Mercy Hospital maintains a pollen report on its website that lists the top types of pollen present in Kansas City. For the latest pollen information, you can call the hospital’s Pollen Line at 816-346-1331.
National sources of pollen information like AccuWeather provide daily updating pollen information. Your weather app may also include pollen counts.
WHEN WILL ALLERGY SEASON END IN THE METRO?
Your personal allergy season will depend on what types of pollen you’re most sensitive to. However, the report’s rankings indicate that Kansas City has more severe tree pollen levels, which are mostly seen in the spring.
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