Air Quality Program: Anchorage Pollen and Mold Reporting
September 24, 2013: we are concluding pollen and mold sampling and reporting for 2013. Mold levels dropped into the low category at the end of last week and cold temperatures slow the growth of mold dramatically. Thanks again to the Allergy Asthma and Immunology Center of Alaska, LLC and Providence Alaska Medical Center for financial support and Alaska DHSS for staff support during this season.
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.
Late summer rain and decaying plants encourage mold growth, resulting in an abundance of airborne spores.
Air Quality Program
Department of Health and Human Services
825 L Street
PO Box 196650
Anchorage AK 99519-6650
Phone: (907) 343-4200