Allergies

3 Rank of Charlotte among the most Challenging places to live with spring allergies. (an increase from #5 Rank last year).
Source: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

2 Annual number of unhealthy air quality days in Mecklenburg County due to fine particulate matter (twice the state average)
Source: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

22 Annual number of unhealthy air quality days in Mecklenburg County due to ozone (state average is 6).
Source: County health rankings

10 Rank of Charlotte among the smoggiest cities (two years running!). Mecklenburg County is the 21st worst county in the U.S., one notch up from last year's spot.
Source: American Lung Association State of the Air 2011 Report

ETS Environmental tobacco smoke is what’s released into the air when a smoker exhales. A report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that ETS causes about 3,000 lung-cancer deaths each year in the United States, and cites it as an important cause of respiratory illness, particularly in children.

Allergies in Charlotte
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