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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.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

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

Thursday's Comments

The rain has reduced the pollen count into low level but has provided fungi with a good chance to grow and release their spores into air over around resulting high count. There is a lot of dust and other particulate matter in the air today. Also we are expecting a moderate ozone level (YELLOW) today. Even though there is not much pollen material in the air this will result in a tough breathing day for anybody especially Sensitive persons and should consider limiting strenuous outdoor activities.


Location Pollen (m3) Mold (m3)
Downtown 9 (Low) 14878 (High)

Laser Particle Counts

Size Count (ft3)
0.3-0.5uM 3489047
0.5-1.0uM 526700
1 - 5uM 55010
5-10uM 3019
10-25uM 384
>25uM 0

Top 5 Pollens

Pollen Count Percent
Grass 3 37.5%
Chenopod 3 37.5%
Other Weed Pollen 1 12.5%
Pollen, Other 1 12.5%

Top 5 Molds

Mold Count Percent
Ascospores 6876 46.22%
Cladosporium 6471 43.49%
Basiduiospores 1156 7.77%
Cercospora 173 1.16%
Alternaria and Pithomyces 202 1.36%

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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