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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, October 21, 2016

Contact Us

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

Friday's Comments

The cooler air that came into our area yesterday was very clean and our pollen level is lower today than it has been since last February. As we ride the roller coaster that is the weather in Kansas City this time of year, when temperatures go back up we will have increased pollen levels. But we are pretty much finished with fall weed season. We will have the possibility of increased Juniper pollen during the winter unless the temperatures get very cold. But we are nearing the end of pollen season for this year.


Location Pollen (m3) Mold (m3)
CMH Adelle Hall Campus 2 (Low) 11440 (Moderate)

Laser Particle Counts

Size Count (ft3)
0.3-0.5uM 0
0.5-1.0uM 0
1 - 5uM 0
5-10uM 0
10-25uM 0
>25uM 0

Top 5 Pollens

Pollen Count Percent
Grass 2 100%

Top 5 Molds

Mold Count Percent
Cladosporium 7627 67.69%
Ascospores 2427 21.54%
Smuts 578 5.13%
Epicoccum 347 3.08%
Alternaria 289 2.56%

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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