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SOURCE Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter

City Ranks 20th on AAFA's List of Spring Allergy Capitals

ST. LOUIS, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joy Krieger, Executive Director of the St. Louis Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, released the following statement regarding St. Louis' recent ranking of 20th on the national organization's annual list of "The Most Challenging Places to Live with Spring Allergies":

"Spring is a beautiful time in our city. It's a time when people come to visit us from all over the country and the world," said Krieger.  "It is unfortunate that so many residents and visitors may have their St. Louis experience disrupted by troublesome allergy symptoms." 

"For those who suffer from annual allergy symptoms, it comes as no surprise that St. Louis has once again made the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's list of toughest places in the U.S. for spring allergy sufferers.  But this year looks like it's going to be particularly nasty, with the city ranking eleven places higher than it did in 2013."

"Thankfully, safe and effective over-the-counter medicines containing pseudoephedrine are still available at local pharmacies.  Many people depend on these medicines to get through allergy season and AAFA members believe they should have easy and affordable access to them.  We will continue to support policies that protect the rights of law-abiding citizens to purchase these important treatments in order to help St. Louis residents stay functional through this year's brutal allergy season."

About AAFA, St. Louis Chapter: The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter (aafastl.org) serves those affected by asthma and allergies of all types through education, support and medical resources.  Founded by two St. Louis-area allergists, Dr. Raymond Slavin and Dr. Phillip Korenblat, and Marylin Horst, a Medical Social Worker at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter "opened its doors" in 1981.  AAFA-STL is one of five chapters of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, which is headquartered outside of Washington D.C.

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