The Flonase Allergy Alert Report ranked 25 cities among the worst for ragweed sufferers this season. These cities are expected to have the most severe ragweed pollen levels in the country from mid-August through the end of October.
Only the Northwest is expected to be relatively free of ragweed pollen this fall. It is estimated that 100 million tons of ragweed pollen is produced each year in North America. In addition to the cities listed here, others making the top 25 include, Tulsa, Okla.; Wichita, Kan.; St. Louis; Kansas City and Springfield, Mo.; Louisville and Lexington, Ky.; Omaha, Neb.; Austin and Lubbock, Texas;, Nashville, Tenn.; Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; South Bend, Ind.; and Des Moines, Iowa.
Source: "Flonase Allergy Alert Report 2000," Glaxo Wellcome Inc.
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