Pollen Count

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, August 7, 2020

Contact Us

Phone: (816) 960-8885
Fax: (816) 960-8888
Pollen Line: (816) 346-1331

Friday's Comments

Today we have low pollen count and high spore count with some more cladosporium and basidiospores along with some other spore. SkyCast from MARC shows Green (Good Ozone Level) for today also throughout KC metro area. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others are working to make information about outdoor air quality as available to the like the weather information. A key tool in this effort is the Air Quality Index, or AQI. EPA and local officials use the AQI to provide the public with timely and easy-to-understand information on local air quality and air pollution levels for health concern.


Location Pollen (m3) Mold (m3)
Fairway, KS 3 (Low) 37286 (High)

Laser Particle Counts

Size Count (ft3)
0.3-0.5uM 2032392
0.5-1.0uM 136782
1 - 5uM 10414
5-10uM 623
10-25uM 27
>25uM 0

Top 5 Pollens

Pollen Count Percent
Nettle 1 33.33%
Grass 1 33.33%
Other Weed Pollen 1 33.33%

Top 5 Molds

Mold Count Percent
Cladosporium 17143 45.98%
Basidiospores 12000 32.18%
Ascospores 4143 11.11%
Smuts 2143 5.75%
Pithomyces & Other spore 1858 4.98%

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.