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Fall Allergy Capitals of the World

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The fall allergy capitals of the world have just been named. South Carolina's big three all made the top 50. Greenville is number one, Columbia is number 43, and Charleston is somewhere in between.

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As usual, you have to take these "surveys" for what they are: information compiled by a group of humans with biases. It is similar the "sweatiest places of the World" survey we saw recently, which gave Columbia a bad designation. Who sponsors these, and who actually compiles them? I know our state has been classified as having poor air quality, but you can't convince me that Greenville is #1 in the World. Some people just don't have a clue. :rolleyes:

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Okay, here is the article in The Greenville News on this subject. After reading the info, I can't say that I'm terribly upset. Having such beautifully lush landscape comes with a small price at times. I wonder how large an area they are using to designate as "Greenville."

It is also important to note that this survey is for the allergy capital of the U.S., not the World.

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^ Well all I know is that I've had a pretty much continuous sinus infection since Labor Day down here, so I'm not sure if you guys beat us. Seriously, how can Atlanta and Augusta be such bad places in the Spring but Greenville gets it in the Fall?

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I'm not surprised. A previous ranking about respiratory infections ranked Greenville somewhere near the top as well. I think it has something to do with the city's location in the foothills and the state's air quality (as well as proximity to Atlanta).

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I would say this is really nothing to lose sleep over. I have lived most of my life in Greenville and have NEVER picked up an allergy. The air is not as bad as people might think after hearing/reading this survey. :rolleyes:

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Ive suffered this year more than any other year. Right now my sinuses are runny from something. Dont know if its allergies or just the seasons trying to change up.

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pollen counts and all of that mess are usually high in this region. i don't see it as a big deal, unless you are highly allergic to something.

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I'm not surprised. A previous ranking about respiratory infections ranked Greenville somewhere near the top as well. I think it has something to do with the city's location in the foothills and the state's air quality (as well as proximity to Atlanta).

:shok: How dare you? Atlanta probably contributes to poor air quality in Athens at it's greatest reach. GSP has enough of it's own sprawl and gridlock to damage it's quality of life by itself. If you're going to blame a big city look at the spreading Queen of Cats on border.

P.S. :P:rofl:

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Yes, I'm implicating the Almighty Atlanta here. :P

And that is true. I have seen maps showing how much of the polluted air travels up and is trapped against the Blue Ridge mountains. :(

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And that is true. I have seen maps showing how much of the polluted air travels up and is trapped against the Blue Ridge mountains. :(

:blink: Jeez, Skyliner I apologize for contributing to Greenville's sucky air. I'll to reduce my car usage to only 5 trips daily so that our smog doesn't become yours or wait for prevailing wind patterns to push it towards Columbia. :thumbsup:

Yes, I'm implicating the Almighty Atlanta here. :P

lol, don't make me throw peaches into your sandpit! There's nothing worse than a syrupy sandlapper.

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^But of course, you know that for every peach you throw from Georgia, I can throw about six or seven from South Carolina. ;)

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^But of course, you know that for every peach you throw from Georgia, I can throw about six or seven from South Carolina. ;)

Good point! Steven Colbert agrees. :lol:

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:blink: Jeez, Skyliner I apologize for contributing to Greenville's sucky air. I'll to reduce my car usage to only 5 trips daily so that our smog doesn't become yours or wait for prevailing wind patterns to push it towards Columbia. :thumbsup:

lol, don't make me throw peaches into your sandpit! There's nothing worse than a syrupy sandlapper.

As far as smog is concerned, Atlanta is the king. You have to admit that. I'll take Greenville's air quality over Atlanta's anyday. I'm sorry, that is just how I feel - nothing at all against the city itself. ;)

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There haven't actually been any studies that have proven that Atlanta's pollution contributes to ours. Its a popular belief, and one that does make a lot of sense. But the Upstate still has a great deal of pollution on its own, and its an issue that is being addressed, but not as much as it should. We are still technically in non-attainment of EPA standards, but it looks like we might escape without funding restrictions unlike Atlanta.

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But the state's three major urban areas are pretty close though, according to a recent article in The State regarding Richland County's air pollution.

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