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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, June 22, 2018

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

Friday's Comments

Yesterday was the first actual day of summer solstice for 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere! But the weather front that we are having now throughout KC Metro area is nice and cool. Very few grass pollen are in today’s low count and as expected Spore counts are increased to moderate range with mostly some ascospores due to the rainfall. MARC SkyCast has good (Green) ozone alert. Enjoy the day and have a nice weekend!


Location Pollen (m3) Mold (m3)
Downtown 10 (Low) 9938 (Moderate)

Laser Particle Counts

Size Count (ft3)
0.3-0.5uM 655153
0.5-1.0uM 64782
1 - 5uM 12961
5-10uM 1339
10-25uM 273
>25uM 0

Top 5 Pollens

Pollen Count Percent
Pollen, Other 4 44.44%
Typha (Cattail) 2 22.22%
Grass 2 22.22%
Plantain 1 11.11%

Top 5 Molds

Mold Count Percent
Ascospores 6384 64.24%
Basidiospores 2398 24.13%
Cladosporium 1040 10.46%
Smuts 29 0.29%
Mold, Other and Alternaria 87 0.88%

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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