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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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Wednesday's Comments

Even though the pollen count today is in high range but not as high as it has been due to the cold and windy weather that we are experiencing in KC metro area. Anyway, juniper, maple and elm trees are already in the process of pollination and are able to release some pollen whenever get a chance despite the nightly cool temperature. Since pollen season has already started, all the other pollinating trees are just waiting for some more favorable weather before releasing lots of pollen in the air.


Location Pollen (m3) Mold (m3)
Downtown 150 (High) 751 (Low)

Laser Particle Counts

Size Count (ft3)
0.3-0.5uM 3290218
0.5-1.0uM 346781
1 - 5uM 11251
5-10uM 1122
10-25uM 82
>25uM 0

Top 5 Pollens

Pollen Count Percent
Elm 87 58%
Juniper 31 20.67%
Maple 13 8.67%
Pollen , Other 6 4%
Other Tree Pollen 13 8.67%

Top 5 Molds

Mold Count Percent
Cladosporium 722 96.14%
Smuts 29 3.86%

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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