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Old 03-08-2007, 09:53 PM
 
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I have asthma. I live in NYC. I'm trying to move in 2 years. I wanna know what's a good state that I could live in? I really don't wanna deal with the flips in the weather like I do in ny.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:40 PM
 
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I belive it was Arizona, but I have been told the air pollution is so bad there, that not even that area is a good choice for a asthmatic, Have you asked your doctor, what he feels is a good choice, if in fact anyplace could be considered a good choice any longer. I live in the Portland area, and I dont' see how the northwest could be a good area, as damp and wet as it is, and the amount of people that smoke in this part of the country, could give a person a asthma attack just being around them in passing. I hope you find your place.
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I have asthma. I live in NYC. I'm trying to move in 2 years. I wanna know what's a good state that I could live in? I really don't wanna deal with the flips in the weather like I do in ny.
Here's a list of the 100 worst cities for asthma, so maybe you can figure out a good one by process of elimination! Looks like it would have to be in the Western US, but not all of those are exempt either.

http://aafa.org/pdfs/FinalPublicList_AC_2006.pdf
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:27 PM
 
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I belive it was Arizona, but I have been told the air pollution is so bad there, that not even that area is a good choice for a asthmatic, Have you asked your doctor, what he feels is a good choice, if in fact anyplace could be considered a good choice any longer. I live in the Portland area, and I dont' see how the northwest could be a good area, as damp and wet as it is, and the amount of people that smoke in this part of the country, could give a person a asthma attack just being around them in passing. I hope you find your place.
My wie has asthma and we have lived in the Phoenix area for 48 Yrs.
The pollution is so bad the pulmonary doctors have ordered her out
of Arizona. Look for climate with 38% humidity.
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:23 PM
 
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Check this site out. It tells you how many bad air days each state has.
http://www.networkforgood.org/Offsit...?PageID=101651

Have you tried chemical free house cleaners too? My friend tried that because of her son's asthma and she had great results. He has seriously cut down his hospital trips. She also adds some of it to his humidifier? I don't know all the details. If you haven't tried it and are interested, I can give you her contact info. so she can tell you what she did and what she uses.
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:26 PM
 
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oh! The site also gives the cleanest cities
http://www.networkforgood.org/Offsit...?PageID=101651
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Old 03-24-2007, 06:59 PM
 
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Here's a list of the 100 worst cities for asthma, so maybe you can figure out a good one by process of elimination! Looks like it would have to be in the Western US, but not all of those are exempt either.

http://aafa.org/pdfs/FinalPublicList_AC_2006.pdf
Well, I'll confuse the issue even further, on the list of 100 worst cites, at the #1 spot is Scranton. I moved from L.I. to a town about 30 miles outside of Scranton and my asthma has never been better. When you see what factors are used for the results for that survey, it explains a lot.
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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One of the toughest aspects with the lists and surveys is that everyone's asthma can be so different. We lived in Portland, Oregon for 7 years and my wife did very well there. When we moved to Florida one of the nurses we knew down there told us my wife's asthma would improve even more due to the humidity. Omigosh...we too were ordered out of the state by a doctor. The mold aggravated her so much (allergic to it) that it kicked up her asthma in a big way. Both of my kids have asthma (ages 4 and 8) and it's super active in the really cold months (below zero). It's frustrating when asthma can't even be kept under control, and you're always in the red zone!
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Old 03-31-2007, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Land of the Roo's
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It took my fathers life just over 10 years ago.
When he was alive , he used to say it was always more comfy for him in the dry heat days & not the humid heat days. So if the humid days affect you more than other days look for places like Nevada i guess as that should at the low end of the scale i would think been away from the ocean. Desert climate would not be very humid if i recall it correctly. Have a look in here , pick the state of Nevada , pick a town & look at the stats, theres lots of info in here.
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Cleanest cities does not always equate to no asthma/allergies. Often areas with pristine air will have lots and lots of pollen and blooming things like ragweed or pine pollen that can trigger asthma in some. When we went to New England for 3 weeks, I had the most horrendous allergies/asthma....by the time we got to our remote bed and breakfast inn on the Bluehilll peninsula in Maine, I had pneumonia but the air was clean and wonderful.

The other thing is that you can move to a new environment and have no symptoms of allergies or asthma for months and then all of a sudden something blooms or you transcend into a new season and you are worse than ever before...we can even develop new allergies that set our asthma off.

Also, what triggers asthma can be totally subjective.

I feel so very sorry for all of us - EWalker, I sure hope you are able to find a place to live that gives you some relief from your asthma.
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