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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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But I have to think twice because if the pollen count is high, it's miserable.
ESCAPE to the seaside, where pollen counts are lower.
Although a pollen count is an approximate and fluctuating measure, it is useful as a general guide for when it is advisable to stay indoors and avoid contact with the pollen.
com, which is a division of SDI, also recently released updates to its Yahoo Widgets and Google Gadgets, desktop applications that provide on-demand pollen counts without the need to open a Web browser.
Try to stay inside during late morning and early evening when the pollen count is highest.
Try to stay indoors on high pollen count days, or wear wrap-around sunglasses when you do go out.
The cold waves have gripped the greenish sectors and pollen count is ascending day by day adding to the tally of patients.
Check the pollen count and if it is particularly high think about what you are doing that day.
The rains earlier this month knocked the pollen count back into the single and low double digits.
Keep windows and doors shut, don't go out when the pollen count is high and wear wrap-around sunglasses to stop pollen getting near your eyes.
In addition, research shows that students with hay fever can drop a grade if there's a high pollen count on the day of an exam.