New Jersey Didn't Make The List Of 100 Worst Cities For Asthma-See Who Did

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranked the worst cities with asthma according to factors such as annual pollen scores, pollution levels, public smoking laws, poverty rates, the percentage of people without health insurance, and state laws ensuring student access to emergency inhalers to use in asthma episodes. The researchers also looked at the number of states that have the most antismoking laws, forbidding smoking in bars, restaurants, workplaces, and in some states, cars in which minors are riding.

RANK    METRO AREA

  1. Richmond, Va.
  2. St. Louis, Mo.
  3. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  4. Knoxville, Tenn.
  5. Milwaukee, Wis.
  6. Memphis, Tenn.
  7. Tulsa, Okla.
  8. Philadelphia, Pa.
  9. Augusta, Ga.
  10. Atlanta, Ga.
  11. Little Rock, Ark.
  12. Springfield, Mass.
  13. Dayton, Ohio
  14. Allentown, Pa.
  15. Scranton, Pa.
  16. Birmingham, Ala.
  17. Madison, Wis.
  18. Detroit, Mich.
  19. Pittsburgh, Pa.
  20. Nashville, Tenn.
  21. San Antonio, Texas
  22. McAllen, Texas
  23. Hartford, Conn.
  24. Indianapolis, Ind.
  25. Grand Rapids, Mich.
  26. Jacksonville, Fla.
  27. Wichita, Kan.
  28. Louisville, Ky.
  29. New Haven, Conn.
  30. Oklahoma City, Okla.
  31. Bakersfield, Calif.
  32. New York, N.Y.
  33. Harrisburg, Pa.
  34. Columbus, Ohio
  35. Buffalo, N.Y.
  36. Toledo, Ohio
  37. Providence, R.I.
  38. Tampa, Fla.
  39. El Paso, Texas
  40. Youngstown, Ohio
  41. Washington, D.C.
  42. Cincinnati, Ohio
  43. Greensboro, N.C.
  44. Cleveland, Ohio
  45. Virginia Beach, Va.
  46. Bridgeport, Conn.
  47. Charlotte, N.C.
  48. Akron, Ohio
  49. Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  50. Baltimore, Md.
  51. Fresno, Calif.
  52. Tuscon, Ariz.
  53. Columbia, S.C.
  54. Chicago, Ill.
  55. Charleston, S.C.
  56. Lancaster, Pa.
  57. Boston, Mass.
  58. Riverside, Calif.
  59. Greenville, S.C.
  60. Los Angeles, Calif.
  61. Houston, Texas
  62. Phoenix, Ariz.
  63. Modesto, Calif.
  64. Albany, N.Y.
  65. Orlando, Fla.
  66. Rochester, N.Y.
  67. San Diego, Calif.
  68. Denver, Colo.
  69. Worchester, Mass.
  70. Salt Lake City, Utah
  71. Stockton, Calif.
  72. Jackson, Miss.
  73. Palm Bay, Fla.
  74. Raleigh, N.C.
  75. New Orleans, La.
  76. Ogden, Utah
  77. Colorado Springs, Colo.
  78. Syracuse, N.Y.
  79. Baton Rouge, La.
  80. Dallas, Texas
  81. Sacramento, Calif.
  82. Oxnard, Calif.
  83. Lakeland, Fla.
  84. San Jose, Calif.
  85. Miami, Fla.
  86. Las Vegas, Nev.
  87. Albuquerque, N.M.
  88. Boise City, Idaho
  89. Kansas City, Mo.
  90. Portland, Maine
  91. Sarasota, Fla.
  92. Seattle, Wash.
  93. Cape Coral, Fla.
  94. Austin, Texas
  95. Omaha, Neb.
  96. Des Moines, Iowa
  97. Portland, Ore.
  98. Daytona Beach, Fla.
  99. San Francisco, Calif.
  100. Minneapolis, Minn.

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