Pollen Counts 2012

February 24th, 2012

We’ve started counting pollen for the spring season. Although it feels like winter, we are seeing tree pollen above the symptom threshold. Yesterday’s tree count was 49 grains/m3 (grains per cubic meter). Generally speaking, a count above 20 will likely be noticeable to tree-allergic people. We expect counts to rise gradually as the weather warms up, greater on sunny days and less on rainy days. Follow counts on twitter or facebook for details throughout this pollen season (through July). Many thanks to our research coordinators who take time to look into the microscope every day!
Kevin Parks MD