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Atlanta: Asthma Capital of The USA

Atlanta may not be breathing so well tonight...or ever, really.

Atlanta has been crowned the U.S. asthma capital for 2007, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, which has just released the annual rankings of the 100 most challenging places to live for people with the respiratory illness.

Why Atlanta? Well apparently Altanta's higher-than-average crude death rate (CDR) for asthma, high year-round pollen levels, bad air pollution and lack of smoking bans in restaurants, bars or workplaces contributes to the title.

To see the other cities making the top 10 list,

Philadelphia, PA
Raleigh, NC
Knoxville, TN
Harrisburg, PA
Grand Rapids, MI
Milwaukee, WI
Greensboro, NC
Scranton, PA
Little Rock, AR

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