Pollen counts measure the amount of pollen
allergens in the air. Pollen counts are stated as
grains of pollen per cubic meter of air.
1 to 9 is a low pollen
10 to 49 is a moderate pollen
50 to 499 is a high pollen
500 or higher is a very high pollen
1 to 4 is a low pollen
5 to 19 is a moderate pollen
20 to 199 is a high pollen
200 or higher is a very high pollen
1 to 14 is a low pollen
15 to 89 is a moderate pollen
90 to 1,499 is a high pollen
1,500 or higher is a very high pollen
Mold produces spores that move, like pollen,
in outdoor air during warmer months.
1 to 6,499 is a low
6,500 to 12,999 is a moderate
13,000 to 49,999 is a high
50,000 or higher is a very high
During the allergy season, local TV stations,
newspapers, or medical centers may report pollen counts. If you have allergies,
find out who reports pollen counts, so you can avoid pollen when the counts are
high. You may also look up the National Allergy Bureau's website for pollen
count information at www.aaaai.org/nab/index.cfm?p=reading_charts.
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