Children's Mercy Kansas City

Laser particle counts are the number of particles per cubic foot divided into 6 different size ranges. A laser beam literally counts the number of such particles as they are sucked past a detector. There is evidence that increased numbers of particles, particularly in the smaller ranges, are associated with heart diseases. That is why we measure it.

Friday, July 21, 2017

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Phone: (816) 960-8885
Fax: (816) 960-8888

Friday's Comments

Dog days’ of summer continues with no rain prediction. Fortunately both pollen and mold count are in low range today. The SkyCast for today is still Yellow (MODERATE). Those of us who were out this morning know how hot it feels already. With excessive heat warning throughout KC Metro area active children and adults especially with respiratory difficulties should consider restricting their outdoor activities. Stay cool if possible!


Location Pollen (m3) Mold (m3)
Downtown 12 (Low) 5113 (Low)

Laser Particle Counts

Size Count (ft3)
0.3-0.5uM 1064898
0.5-1.0uM 99641
1 - 5uM 33648
5-10uM 2512
10-25uM 342
>25uM 11

Top 5 Pollens

Pollen Count Percent
Grass 6 50%
Chenopod 4 33.33%
Pollen, Other 1 8.33%
Other Weed Pollen 1 8.33%

Top 5 Molds

Mold Count Percent
Cladosporium 3207 62.72%
Basidiospores 520 10.17%
Ascopspores 462 9.04%
Alternaria 318 6.22%
Smuts and other mold 606 11.85%

Pollen and mold counts are collected at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics Hospital Hill location using a Hirst spore trap manufactured by Burkard Limited. Results are expressed as the mean value of the particles per cubic meter and represent an integrated 24 hour collection. These results may be published for media purposes provided the Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics logo is used to acknowledge the source. Written authorization must be provided for commercial use of the results. For a recorded count, call (816) 346-1331.

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