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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.
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pollen count

n
a measure of the pollen present in the air over a 24-hour period, often published to enable sufferers from hay fever to predict the severity of their attacks
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pol′len count`


n.
a count of the pollen in the air, based on the average number of pollen grains collected from the air in a given time.
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Noun1.pollen count - the number of pollen grains (usually ragweed) in a standard volume of air over a twenty-four hour period and a specified time and place
count - the total number counted; "a blood count"
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Translations

pollen count

nPollenwerte pl, → Pollenzahl f; a high pollen countstarker Pollenflug
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When pollen counts are high, the best time to run outside is right after rain.
While sharing some tips to avoid Pollen Allergy, he said Patients should avoid going outdoors on days with high pollen counts, on windy days or after thunderstorms.
AROUND 20million of us are expected to be hit by hay fever in the coming weeks as pollen counts reach their highest levels in over a decade.
Pollen counts have hit a record high after recent rain and warm weather caused grass and trees to grow more quickly.
Pollen counts are highest in the early morning and late afternoon, so arrange outdoor activity between these times.
| Pollen counts are highest in the early morning and late afternoon, so scheduling your outdoor activity between these times can help reduce symptoms.
Scattered afternoon thunderstorms are predicted from Saturday (May 12) to Monday (May 14) in parts of the UK just as pollen counts are expected to rise.
There are a number of other ways that you can help protect yourself from the symptoms of hay fever: |Keep the windows shut in the house and the car especially when pollen counts are high |Avoid grassy areas and woodlands, or cutting the grass | Wear wrap-around sunglasses |After being outdoors wash your hands, face, hair, rinse your eyes and change your clothes to avoid spreading pollen around your home |If possible stay indoors when the pollen count is high |Smear a small amount of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, inside your nose to help prevent pollen settling inside your nose |Don't dry washing outside to avoid pollen sticking to your clothes | Buy a pollen filter for car air vents.
The met office initiated a monitoring of daily pollen counts after a large number of pollen allergy patients were recorded in the capital's hospitals after the year 2000.
ISLAMABAD -- As the Pakistan Metrological Department has announced increase in pollen counts after the weekend's rain, one of the main government hospitals has set up a pollen allergy centre for round the clock health services.
"The prevalence rate for hay fever in the UK as a whole was predicted to rise to a shocking third of the population last year and we know that very high grass pollen counts can trigger symptoms in people who've never had them before."