Note: The pollen count database at Children’s Mercy Kansas City is currently on hold until further notice and we do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Pollen Count

Monday, July 25, 2022

Location Pollen per m3 of air Mold per m3 of air
KC Metro 191 (High) 112036 (Very High)

Laser Particle Counts

Size Count per m3 of air
0.3-0.5µM 0
0.5-1.0µM 0
1 - 5µM 0
5-10µM 0
>10µM 0

Contact Us

Phone: (816) 960-8885 (Allergy Office)
(816) 302-3059 (Environmental Health)
Pollen Line: (816) 346-1331

Top 5 Pollens

Pollen Count per m3 of air Percent
Other Weed Pollen 68 35.6%
Compositae 52 27.23%
Plantain 24 12.57%
Grass 19 9.95%
Sage (Artemisia) and Other Pollen 28 14.66%

Top 5 Molds

Mold Count per m3 of air Percent
Cladosporium 43552 38.87%
Other Fungi 35104 31.33%
Ascospores 31075 27.74%
Basidiospores 672 0.6%
Oidium & other fungi 1633 1.46%

Monday's Comments

I am back from a nice vacation. Sorry about the interruption in the pollen counts. They should be consistent for the rest of the summer. The pollen count remains high with various weed pollens present along with a little grass (probably Bermuda). Ragweed usually doesn't start pollenating until mid August, however, there are a few grains that look like ragweed already present. The mold counts remain high with the usual mid summer genera present.

Disclosure
Results are expressed as the median 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 Hospital logo is used to acknowledge the source. Written authorization must be provided for commercial use of the results.

Laser particle counts are the number of particles per cubic meter 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.