Atlanta is among the top 10 on a list of Asthma Capitals chosen by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
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Every day in America …
44,000 people have an asthma attack.
36,000 kids miss school due to asthma.
27,000 adults miss work due to asthma.
4,700 people visit the emergency room due to asthma.
1,200 people are admitted to the hospital due to asthma.
9 people die from asthma.
Source: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
The 10 worst cities for asthma
1. Richmond, Va.
2. Chattanooga, Tenn.
3. Memphis, Tenn.
5. Oklahoma City
7. Dayton, Ohio
8. McAllen, Texas
10. Knoxville, Tenn.