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, November 03, 2017

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Phone: (816) 960-8885
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Friday's Comments

There are a few Juniper pollen in the collection this morning. We have had a fall Juniper season in Kansas City for the past several years. In the past 20 years since it has been warmer in the winter juniper has moved from a minor pollen source to one of the top 10 pollen in the area. Today's pollen report will probably be the last one we will send out.


Location Pollen (m3) Mold (m3)
Downtown 9 (Low) 1704 (Low)

Laser Particle Counts

Size Count (ft3)
0.3-0.5uM 3051414
0.5-1.0uM 382586
1 - 5uM 18878
5-10uM 1372
10-25uM 109
>25uM 0

Top 5 Pollens

Pollen Count Percent
Juniper 3 37.5%
Ragweed 2 25%
Compositae 2 25%
Pollen, Other 1 12.5%

Top 5 Molds

Mold Count Percent
Ascospores 780 45.77%
Smuts 404 23.71%
Cladosporium 347 20.36%
Basidiospores 173 10.15%

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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