Pollen Count

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, May 29, 2020

Contact Us

Phone: (816) 960-8885
Fax: (816) 960-8888
Pollen Line: (816) 346-1331

Friday's Comments

Today pollen count has dropped down to moderate range. The heavy rain that we had in KC metro area yesterday morning, has washed down most of the pollen from the air nicely but the wind associated with the passing weather front stirred up the ground for some old pollen being airborne. The weather conditions were just right for ascospores and later also for cladosporium that were actively expelled into the air and keeping our spore count still in very high range today.


Location Pollen (m3) Mold (m3)
Fairway, KS 15 (Low) 94572 (High)

Laser Particle Counts

Size Count (ft3)
0.3-0.5uM 52697
0.5-1.0uM 1812
1 - 5uM 2237
5-10uM 453
10-25uM 85
>25uM 0

Top 5 Pollens

Pollen Count Percent
Pine 4 26.67%
Grass 4 26.67%
Walnut 2 13.33%
Pollen, Other 2 13.33%
Hickory & Other Pollen 3 20%

Top 5 Molds

Mold Count Percent
Ascospores 78286 82.78%
Cladosporium 12000 12.69%
Basidiospores 4143 4.38%
Alternaria 143 0.15%

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.