Pollen Sampling

Pharma Dynamics has partnered with the UCT Lung Institute Allergy and Immunology Clinic to embark on the exciting and necessary journey of pollen sampling.

This specialised process sees spore traps positioned on rooftops to catch the airspora onto a specially prepared sticky strip that moves through one revolution in seven days. The pollen and fungal spore counts are reported per cubic metre of air to produce a pollen count.

Access to pollen counts can assist diagnosed patients to avoid outdoor activities when pollen counts are high. Please note that currently these pollen counts are only applicable to the Western Cape.

*These results were last updated on Wednesday, 15 November

Dates Grass Trees Shrubs Fungal
5 - 11 Septemberlowhighlowmoderate
12 - 18 Septembermoderatehighlowlow
19 - 25 Septemberhighhighlowmoderate
3 - 9 Octoberhighmoderatelowlow
10 - 16 Octoberhighhighlowmoderate
17 - 23 Octobermoderatelowlowhigh
24 - 30 Octobermoderatelowlowhigh
31 October - 6 Novembermoderatelowlowhigh
7 - 13 Novembermoderatelowlowhigh

Fungal Spores