Title

Clinical relevance of spore and pollen counts.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2003

Identifier

PMID: 14524382

Abstract

Many people with allergies monitor daily pollen and spore counts with the belief that they can act on that information to improve their health. Because many factors can affect personal exposure, the value of community-wide counts for an individual is questionable. These factors include the presence of local pollen and spore sources, diurnal variations, weather effects, air pollution, and a particle-free bioaerosol. To take advantage of bioparticulate counts, the public needs to be informed about their meaning and factors that can influence personal exposure.

Journal Title

Immunology and allergy clinics of North America

Volume

23

Issue

3

First Page

389

Last Page

410

MeSH Keywords

Aerosols; Air Pollutants; Environmental Exposure; Humans; Hypersensitivity; Information Services; Meteorological Concepts; Particle Size; Pollen; Public Health; Spores

Keywords

Seasonal Allergies; Mold; Pollen

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