EU Allergy Index Index from Supplement Place revealed the list after analysing allergy-related hospital admissions, local asthma rates and air quality. Statistics were all tallied and ranked to give each UK location an overall allergy score. Over eight million people in UK have been diagnosed with asthma. Here are the top three scoring locations that are considered the best places to visit that will least likely trigger any allergy symptoms.
1. Liverpool Allergy Score: 8.72
The English city which is best for allergy sufferers looking for a staycation is Liverpool, which came top with an Allergy score of 8.72. This coastal city has excellent air quality, scoring as low as three on the Air Quality Index, and has a low local asthma rate of 6.40%.
2. Ipswich Allergy Score: 8.63
Ipswich has the second-best allergy score of 8.63. This is due to a very low rate of allergy-related hospital admissions at just 46.5 per 100,000 combined with a near-perfect Air Quality Index score of one.
3. Derby Allergy Score: 8.62
Derby takes third place for being good for allergy sufferers, with an Allergy Score of 8.62. This East Midland city has excellent quality air, having also received a near-perfect AQI score of one.
The team at Supplement Place have commented on how you can combat your summer allergies:
“While there are many ways to improve your health that will make the summer more enjoyable, such as exercise, eating a balanced diet and taking appropriate vitamin supplements, none of these will prevent you from falling victim to summer allergies.
You can boost your immune system to combat summer allergies by adding anti-inflammatories such as fresh ginger to your daily diet, and by consuming local honey on a regular basis.”
They added: “Local honey is a great option for combating hay fever, as it familiarises your body with local pollens, allowing your immune system to produce antibodies to specifically counter the plants that are local to you.
“Unfortunately, the benefits of eating local honey take a while to build up, so this won’t be an effective way of preventing hay fever whilst on your travels. So, why not plan a summer trip that will get you away from the pollen and pollution to a place where you can breathe easy and enjoy the warmer months in peace?”