Winnebago County Health Department

Pollen Counts

 POLLEN COUNT
 

       THE  DAILY POLLEN COUNT FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014:

                      

TREE POLLEN

 38

 MODERATE

GRASS POLLEN

1

LOW

WEED POLLEN

0

LOW

MOLD SPORES

472

LOW

The WCHD laboratory reports pollen counts in four categories; tree, grass and weed pollen, and mold spores. In 2013, the WCHD adopted the NAB (National Allergy Bureau) scale for measurement of tree, grass and weed pollen, and mold spores.  This scale is show below. 
 

Mold levels were determined based on outdoor exposure to naturally occuring spores in the environment and should not be applied to indoor exposure which may represent an entirely different spectrum of spore types. 

  
The pollen count report begins the second week of April and ends with the first hard frost (approximately the 2nd week of October).  This report wll be updated Monday through Friday (after 10:30 a.m.) on this page.  You can also access the pollen count by calling:  (815) 720-4140.

If you have any questions regarding this report, please call the Winnebago County Health Dept. at:  (815) 720-4100 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Press Release / April 7, 2014:  Why Count Pollen?

WREX and Winnebago County Health Department team up for allergy season (Summer 2013) 

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If information on nearby area pollen test findings are needed, follow the web link below for regional test results:

 https://pollen.aaaai.org/nab/index.cfm?region=midwest&p=map

You can click on the name of the City of interest (example, Melrose Park, Illinois) and the trees, weeds and  grass pollen and mold spore findings in terms of high, intermediate or low will be listed. NOTE: Any use of the information from this website, in whole or in part without the prior written consent of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology is strictly prohibited. © 1996-2011 • All Rights Reserved • American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. Disclaimers and Contact Information: see the Web link Site Map