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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 Met Office predicts dry weather throughout this week which could lift pollen from grass, plants and trees to cause the pollen count to rise to the highest levels since 2006.
The pollen count in Islamabad was at its highest in nine years on Tuesday at 82,270 PPCM and the pollen count in H-8 on that day was 43,330 PPCM
| | 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.
Early season trimming of all trees, causing pollen allergy, was also launched in the federal capital to control pollen count and provide maximum respite to the allergy-hit patients, he added.
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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.
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She forecasts that high or very high birch pollen counts on warm, dry days with some wind could occur until early or mid-May, then oak pollen levels could begin to rise, depending on region and weather, while the grass pollen season is likely to start in late May or the beginning of June.
"Relief might seem impossible as pollen counts soar, but by knowing what triggers symptoms and how to avoid these allergens, sufferers can lead healthy, active lifestyles with minimal side effects," said allergist Richard Weber, MD, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACI).
Care for your plants in late afternoon or early evening when pollen counts tend to drop.
Thanks to climate change, pollen counts are only going to climb higher, more than doubling by the year 2040.