Pollen Count

Monday, March 6, 2023

Location Pollen per m3 of air Mold per m3 of air
KC Metro 1956 (High) 46949 (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) 302-8565 (Environmental Health)
Pollen Line: (816) 346-1331

Top 5 Pollens

Pollen Count per m3 of air Percent
Elm 920 47.03%
Grass 423 21.63%
Other Tree Pollen 164 8.38%
Unidentified Pollen 132 6.75%
Maple and Other Pollen 317 16.21%

Top 5 Molds

Mold Count per m3 of air Percent
Cladosporium 18062 38.47%
Botrytis 16583 35.32%
Other Fungi 9156 19.5%
Basidiospores 1348 2.87%
Ascospores & other fungi 1800 3.83%

Monday's Comments

The spring pollen season is going full steam now. Elm trees are releasing Their pollen from Catkins which are the things that dangle from their branches. These are full of pollen that becomes easily airborne. Other trees are preparing to release their pollen. Some of the pollen is being released earlier than the bulk release. These genera are expected to evolve over the next few weeks as each genus of tree releases its load. This creates a series of mini tree seasons which can affect allergic individuals in a variable way depending on which pollen is in the air.

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.