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Old 06-15-2007, 08:22 AM
 
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I have been offered a job in Louisville and I am considering moving there from St Louis. I am allergic to many things, such as mold, pollen, ragweed, etc... although it is controlled nicely by meds. However, when I visited in March, the smell of the sweet onion grass was very potent...I am very sensitive to smells and I couldn't help but smell it all the time! My question is: is the sweet onion grass smell prominent all year long in Louisville, or is it a seasonal thing? Also, how are the allergies there? Thanks for your help!!
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:34 AM
 
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I smell it when the grass is cut but it isn't year round.
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:44 AM
 
Location: The Bay State
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I have been offered a job in Louisville and I am considering moving there from St Louis. I am allergic to many things, such as mold, pollen, ragweed, etc... although it is controlled nicely by meds. However, when I visited in March, the smell of the sweet onion grass was very potent...I am very sensitive to smells and I couldn't help but smell it all the time! My question is: is the sweet onion grass smell prominent all year long in Louisville, or is it a seasonal thing? Also, how are the allergies there? Thanks for your help!!
The Louisville area (indeed, much of the Ohio valley) consistently ranks as one of the worst areas of the country for allery/asthma problems. Google it and you will see.

The worst 100 cities for allergies in America
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:47 AM
 
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I have been offered a job in Louisville and I am considering moving there from St Louis. I am allergic to many things, such as mold, pollen, ragweed, etc... although it is controlled nicely by meds. However, when I visited in March, the smell of the sweet onion grass was very potent...I am very sensitive to smells and I couldn't help but smell it all the time! My question is: is the sweet onion grass smell prominent all year long in Louisville, or is it a seasonal thing? Also, how are the allergies there? Thanks for your help!!
It is no worse than STL. You will be fine. Welcome.
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Mc Kee, Kentucky
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It is no worse than STL. You will be fine. Welcome.


Brumus...I would take this reply with a grain of salt. He is the moderator & has a tendency to overstate things to make KY sound more palatable than it really is...I guess he feels thats his job. That's his opinion..here's mine.

I'm telling you from my own personal experience from the 8 weeks since I moved to KY, I have NEVER sneezed, coughed, or gagged more in my lifetime of living in 4 different States. I moved to KY from FL & never had any of these problems. I don't know if it's because of the drought conditions here currently, or if this is normal all the time.

In spite of all this, I truly love KY, its people & its beauty. I want to live here the rest of my life.

I'll get off my soapbox now. Those are my 2 cents worth. Not sugar-coated in any way.

God Bless.

JOE
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Old 06-18-2007, 04:03 PM
 
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Brumus...I would take this reply with a grain of salt. He is the moderator & has a tendency to overstate things to make KY sound more palatable than it really is...I guess he feels thats his job. That's his opinion..here's mine.

I'm telling you from my own personal experience from the 8 weeks since I moved to KY, I have NEVER sneezed, coughed, or gagged more in my lifetime of living in 4 different States. I moved to KY from FL & never had any of these problems. I don't know if it's because of the drought conditions here currently, or if this is normal all the time.

In spite of all this, I truly love KY, its people & its beauty. I want to live here the rest of my life.

I'll get off my soapbox now. Those are my 2 cents worth. Not sugar-coated in any way.

God Bless.

JOE
That is your opinion. Here is mine. The allergies in Louisville are no worse than they are in St. Louis. End of story, I do not feel any need for sugar coating anything.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Mc Kee, Kentucky
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That is your opinion. Here is mine. The allergies in Louisville are no worse than they are in St. Louis. End of story, I do not feel any need for sugar coating anything.

Yeah right. I've read most of your posts. Enough said.

Joe
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:56 AM
 
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I agree with stx, the allergies here are going to be no worse than St. Louis. This isn't Arizona. It is humid and we are in a river valley. If you look at the list, both Louisville and St. Louis are in the top 5. If you can live in St. Louis, you can live in Louisville. If you are leaving St. Louis in hopes of finding allergy relief, you probably should consider the southwest.
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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We have several friends who have moved to KY in the last few years and all have had allergy problems as never before. That being said, there are potential allergy problems almost everywhere. It really is a falsehood that Arizona or other parts of the southwest are dry and good for allergies. Phoenix has horrible air and the desert in general has tons of seasonal pollens and lots of wind storms - none of which are good for people with allergies.

If you tend to have allergies, you will probably have them to some degree no matter where you go.

I did notice that Louisville has had 3 days of smog alerts this week - meaning that those with allergies and the elderly were advised to stay inside as much as possible. Something to think about.
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:43 AM
 
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The few days of "ozone action days" pale in comparison to the likes of L.A., Houston, or Detroit. Here is the American Lung Assoc. list of cities with the worst air. American Lung Association:*Air Pollution Facts & Air Quality Info - Best & Worst Cities - ALA State of the Air 2007 (http://lungaction.org/reports/sota07_cities.html - broken link)

1 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA
2 Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA
3 Fresno-Madera, CA
4 Bakersfield, CA
5 Logan, UT-ID
6 Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, AL
7 Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield, UT
8 Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI
9 Eugene-Springfield, OR
10 Cleveland-Akron-Elyria, OH
11 Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV
12 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Truckee, CA-NV
13 Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI
14 Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon, PA
15 San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA
16 New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA
16 Indianapolis-Anderson-Columbus, IN
18 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
19 Provo-Orem, UT
20 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH
21 Fairbanks, AK
22 Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD
22 Hanford-Corcoran, CA
24 Louisville-Jefferson County-Elizabethtown-Scottsburg, KY-IN
24 Visalia-Porterville, CA

I'd rather not see Louisville on the list, but it is far from the worst.
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