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, March 24, 2017

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

Friday's Comments

Today the pollen count remains high as expected. The warm and windy spring weather has resulted in substantial amounts of pollen production in our metro air as varieties of trees including numerous oak, ash trees we have in this area. Hopefully upcoming rain will help to reduce the number of pollen in the air and allergic symptoms to sensitive persons.


Location Pollen (m3) Mold (m3)
Downtown 317 (High) 693 (Low)

Laser Particle Counts

Size Count (ft3)
0.3-0.5uM 998070
0.5-1.0uM 83794
1 - 5uM 17022
5-10uM 1491
10-25uM 278
>25uM 41

Top 5 Pollens

Pollen Count Percent
Ash 60 18.93%
Other Tree Pollen 48 15.14%
Willow 46 14.51%
Juniper 41 12.93%
Oak and other pollen 122 38.49%

Top 5 Molds

Mold Count Percent
Cladosporium 433 62.39%
Smuts 87 12.54%
Ascopspores 87 12.54%
Periconia 29 4.18%
Basidiospores and Alternaria 58 8.36%

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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