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Counting Station InformationThe range is determined based on the actual pollen count. The pollen count ranges are available daily usually from early March through November. Our pollen counting equipment is located on top of Bellevue Medical Center, Highway 370 & South 25th Street. Our thanks to the Bellevue Medical Center and staff for their continued efforts to assist us in this endeavor.
Members of the National Allergy Bureau are required to become certified and to maintain their certification. The AAAAI certification program is administered through the AAAAI Aerobiology Committee. This program requires candidates to successfully complete both a 70-question multiple choice and a slide identification exam. To be a certified pollen counter, the applicant must accurately identify and count pollen on an actual pollen slide; to be a certified mold spore counter, an applicant must accurately identify and count mold spores on an actual spore slide. Once certified, a station must collect samples a minimum of three days per week using either a Burkard volumetric spore trap, a Kramer-Collins sampler or a Rotorod sampler. The sampler must be situated on an unobstructed rooftop at least one story above ground with no local pollen and/or mold spore sources.
Pollen Photo Galleryhttp://www.aaaai.org/media/photos_graphics/nab.stm
To receive e-mail alerts:Receive automatic email alerts with pollen and spore levels from locations you select and to receive email information bulletins from the National Allergy Bureau.
What do our pollen count categories mean for you?Our pollen and mold count ranges can be used as a general guide. Weather can greatly affect both pollen and mold counts. Air temperature, wind speed, and humidity all affect how much pollen and mold is airborne at a particular moment.
|If the count falls within this category:||Some people may experience an allergic reaction to the pollens and molds to the extent listed.|
|Low||Only individuals extremely sensitive to the pollens and molds will experience symptoms|
|Moderate||Many individuals sensitive to these pollens and molds will experience problems|
|High||Most individuals with any sensitivity to these pollens and molds will experience symptoms|
|Very High||Almost all individuals with sensitivity at all to these pollens and molds will experience symptoms. Extremely sensitive people could have severe symptoms.|
The above information is provided by the National Allergy Bureau™