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Patrick Sachon explains how the Met Office counts pollen, by heading to the roof and laboratories of King’s College London.

He shows how the pollen is captured in a device called a Burkard trap and then taken to the laboratory where individual pollen grains are counted and ascribed to particular species, to produce data for national pollen forecasts.”

For more information from the Met Office about pollen counts, visit the Met Office website or if you have a smart phone, download Benadryl’s® Social Pollen Count app which shows you exactly how pollen is behaving in your area right now, by combining official Met Office data, social activity and live pollen alerts from fellow sufferers.

Pollen in the UK

Source: metoffice.gov.uk


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