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Air Quality: Anchorage Pollen and Mold Reporting

Date this count was performed:
September 3, 2014 


Tree pollen  6 grains/cubic meter air low
Weed pollen 9 grains/cubic meter air  low
Grass pollen 6 grains/cubic meter air     moderate
Mold spores 16,720 spores/cubic meter air  high

This will be the final Pollen and mold report for the 2014 season. In September we typically see very low pollen levels. As plants decay in the fall, mold spores can be plentiful, especially after rain. After overnight temperatures begin to dip below freezing, all these airborne particles tend to be very low.

Pollen and mold sampling and reporting is performed on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Counts are avaialble also by calling the Air Quality Hotline at (907) 343-4899. The Department of Health and Human Services has developed a pollen calendar based on data collected in Anchorage in previous years. The calendar provides a general idea of when particular types of pollen are released and most prevalent in Anchorage. Click here for the Anchorage Pollen and Mold Calendar. Click here for an explanation of how pollen and mold are sampled in Anchorage.

Air Quality Program
Department of Health and Human Services
825 L Street
PO Box 196650
Anchorage AK 99519-6650
Phone: (907) 343-4200

TTY: 907-343-4797
    • Environmental Services
    • Deputy Director/Division Manager: Steve Morris
    • 825 L Street, 3rd Floor, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-6976