Delaware Valley’s Only Certified Source for Pollen Counts

Certified by the National Allergy Bureau (NAB), The Asthma Center is the region’s only source for pollen and mold spore counts. The Asthma Center operates two official pollen collection sites in the Delaware Valley, one in Center City, Philadelphia and the other in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

During the pollen season, The Asthma Center team collects, analyzes, and publishes the region’s official daily pollen count. We often share our research with local and national media (check out Dr. Don Dvorin on CBS below!), and use our expertise about local pollen conditions to understand the air you breathe so we can treat you better!

During the spring, summer, and fall, we post daily pollen counts to our website, the NAB website, and to our pollen count subscribers.

What We Track:

  • Tree Pollen
  • Grass Pollen
  • Weed Pollen, including Ragweed
  • Mold Spores

How do we collect pollen counts? Check out Dr. Don Dvorin on CBS!

Dr. Dvorin expects 2016 to be a rough allergy season

Pollen and mold research data is the sole property of The Asthma Center and cannot be reproduced, used commercially (e.g. clinical trials), or redistributed for any reason without written permission from The Asthma Center.

Volumetric air sampling is performed by the Burkard Spore Trap Device. Sampling is obtained by a 24-hour period. This service is supported by The Asthma Center Education and Research Fund.

Please see below information regarding interpretation of pollen & mold spore counts. Please keep this information throughout the season to help in interpreting future pollen & mold spore counts.

The Pollen and Mold Spore Count interpretations for “Symptom Correlation” indicate the level of symptom discomfort for most allergy sufferers. However, some very sensitive individuals may have considerable symptoms even with low pollen and mold spore counts while mildly allergic individuals may not suffer greatly, even with high pollen and mold spore counts. Further, individuals receiving allergy treatment often experience fewer symptoms than they might otherwise, even with elevated pollen and mold spore counts.

Pollen Interpretation

Quantitative Count

Qualitative Count

Symptom Correlation

0-5.0

Very Low

Minimal Symptoms

5.1-10.0

Low

Mild to Moderate Symptoms for those exquisitely sensitive

10.1-30.0

Moderate

Moderate Symptoms

30.1-60.0

High

Moderate to Severe Symptoms

60.1 & Above

Very High

Moderate to Severe Symptoms

Trees 1000 & Above

Extreme

Severe Symptoms

Grasses 100 & Above

Extreme

Severe Symptoms

Weeds (Excl. Ragweed) 100 & Above

Extreme

Severe Symptoms

Ragweed 100 & Above

Extreme

Severe Symptoms

Mold Spore Interpretation

Quantitative Count

Qualitative Count

Symptom Correlation

0-300

Very Low

Minimal Symptoms

300.1-600.0

Low

Mild to Moderate Symptoms for those exquisitely sensitive

600.1-1000.0

Moderate

Moderate Symptoms

1000.1-2500.0

High

Moderate to Severe Symptoms

2500.1 & Above

Very High

Moderate to Severe Symptoms

7000 & Above

Extreme

Severe Symptoms

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    POLLEN COUNT


    As of Thursday,
    August 25, 2016:

  • Trees: Very Low

  • Grass: Very Low

  • Ragweed: Moderate

  • Other Weeds: Moderate

  • Mold Spores: Very High


  • Predominant allergen(s):Outdoor Mold Spores

  • How do we count pollen?

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