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 Thursday, 22 March 2018

Dates Grass Trees Shrubs Fungal
2 - 8 Januarymoderatelowmoderatelow
9 - 15 Januarylowlowlowhigh
16 - 22 Januarylowlowlowlow
23 - 31 Januarylowlowlowlow
31 Jan - 7 Feblowlowlowlow
7 - 14 Feblowlowmoderatehigh
15 - 20 Feblowlowmoderatehigh
21-28 Feblowlowmoderatelow
1 - 5 Marchlowlowlowlow
6 - 14 Marchlowlowlowlow
15 - 21 Marchmoderatelowmoderatelow

Fungal Spores