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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 outlook from the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit for the weekend and beyond is that pollen counts will be high or very high across the country.
The high pollen counts seen over the last week has even triggered a supermarket price war.
The Met Office is forecasting high pollen counts for most of England, Wales and Northern Ireland today and tomorrow, gradually easing by Friday.
Unfortunately for hay fever sufferers, the Met Office says the pollen count is likely to rise in the next few weeks as the warmer weather arrives.
TAKE careful note of pollen forecasts to find out when particular allergy seasons are starting, when high pollen count days will occur and seasons end.
Web searches could help track long-term trends in pollen counts in areas without monitoring stations.
If your symptoms appear between late May and early August, when grass pollen counts are high, you're more than likely not being affected by a cold but hayfever instead.
Febreze is partnering with The Weather Channel's anchor Sam Champion to educate consumers on the connection between the outdoor pollen count and allergens found in the home.
In 2000, the average pollen count was around 8,455.
The last time the season started this early was in 1991 when the first high pollen count day was on May 24.
Check the pollen count and if it is particularly high think about what you are doing that day.