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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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Pollen counts are measured by the number of grains of pollen in a cubic meter of air.
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On days when particulate levels were quite high, the correlation between pollen count and asthma visits was especially strong.
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CHECK the pollen count on TV - and stay indoors when it is high.
Peak months tend to be June and July, when the pollen count is usually at its highest.
However, the pollen count should not only report the total grains of pollen per square meter, but should also identify the kinds of pollens that are highest for the day.
Try to stay indoors during the mornings, when the pollen count is at its highest.
DO stay indoors when the pollen count or humidity is high and on windy days when dust and pollen are whipped about.
Short of staying indoors when the pollen count is high--and even that may not help--there is no easy way to evade windborne pollen.
If the weather is particularly moist during that time, the trees will produce more pollen and the pollen count will be higher for the following year.