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pollen count

n.
A measure of the amount of pollen in the air, usually calculated as the average number of pollen grains in a cubic meter or other standard volume over a 24-hour period.

pollen count

The number of pollen grains (ragweed, grass, etc.)/m3 of air.

Method
A greased silicone rod—to which the pollen will stick—is rotated in the air sample of interest. The rod is then washed down and the particles counted, ranging from 2 (low) to 12 (high).

pollen count

Allergy medicine An estimate of the number of pollen particles in a standard volume of air

pollen count

The concentration of grains of pollen found in the atmosphere on a given day in a specific location. The measurement is used by allergy sufferers to forecast the likelihood they will have allergic symptoms, e.g., sneezing, sniffling, or wheezing.
See also: count
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The pollen count was high and my throat was so sore I began to get tight chest pains and my eyes were weeping and red raw.
So allergists advise sufferers to stay indoors when pollen counts are highest, which is often midday and afternoon hours.
Pollen counts are measured by the number of grains of pollen in a cubic meter of air.
The last time a "very high" grass pollen count occurred this late in the season was on July 23, 1985.
2) A man walks along Pleasent Street in Worcester, past the Allergy Center sign which displays the daily pollen count.
Try to keep windows shut and avoid drying clothes outside on high pollen count days.
Check your local pollen count before going outside.
The Tokyo metropolitan government began such pollen counts in 1985.
Check your local weather reports for air quality, including smog and pollen counts, before spending time out of doors.
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