Allergy and Air Quality Information

Allergy Information

Welcome to the Tanana Valley Clinic Allergy information page, which will provide current pollen information to allergy sufferers in the Fairbanks area during the Allergy Season. Pollen counts for trees, grasses, weeds and fungi will be updated every two to five days as needed during the Allergy Season.

For more information, please call (907) 459-3519.

September 6, 2019

End of 2019 Pollen Season

The 2019 Allergy season has concluded, the next pollen update will be mid-April 2020. As we transition into winter, there may be air quality readings posted during periods of concern.

Thank you.

August 2, 2019

Allergy Updates

There will be no Allergy or Air Quality updates the week of 8/5/19. Updates will resume after 8/12/19 and will be posted every 2-3 days as the 2019 Allergy season is winding down.

Thank you.

Here's a look at the Air Quality readings from around the Fairbanks area 8/2/19 at 7:37am.

August 2, 2019

August 2, 2019

Here's a look at the Air Quality readings from around the Fairbanks area 7/30/19 at 9:54am.

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 RANGE (Grains per Cubic Meter of Air p/m2)
AllergenLowMediumHighVery High
Trees<1515 - 8990 - 1499>1500
Grasses<55 - 1920 - 199>200
Weeds<910 - 4950 - 499>500
*Mold<64996500 - 1299913000 - 49999>50000
If the count falls within this category:Some people may experience an allergic reaction to the pollens and molds to the extent listed.
AbsentNo Symptoms
LowOnly individuals extremely sensitive to the pollens and molds will experience symptoms
MediumMany individuals sensitive to these pollens and molds will experience problems
HighMost individuals with any sensitivity to these pollens and molds will experience symptoms
Very HighAlmost all individuals with sensitivity at all to these pollens and molds will experience symptoms. Extremely sensitive people could have severe symptoms.
* These mold levels were determined based on outdoor exposure to natural occurring spores in the environment and should not be applied to indoor exposure which may represent an entirely different spectrum of spore types.
These levels and the corresponding ranges are based entirely on ecological measurement, not health effects. Because the data were from all certified counting stations, the ranges allow comparisons between sites across the country and may be more appropriate than a range based on local numbers. This does not mean that, for some stations, some categories will never be high. Because of this, a few stations have determined the ranges for their own locations and do not use these national ranges.
The above information is provided by the National Allergy BureauTM

Providing Fairbanks pollen-count information started in April 2000. It could not have been possible without the efforts of Dr. Jim Anderson, UAF, and Susan Harry, Lab Technologist at Tanana Valley Clinic.  - J.Timothy Foote, MD 

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