Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability

Pollen and Spore Counts

This page is dedicated to reporting the pollen and fungal spore levels in the East Midlands, paying particular mention to those known to be allergenic.

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This page will be updated regularly in the peak season (June/August) and as and when necessary outside these months. 

The information provided is for the interest of, and use by, the general public only. Last updated 21 February 2024.



Very high levels of Yew were seen in the last week as well as high Alder. Low levels of Elm, Hazel, Poplar and Willow  were also seen.  

The grass pollen season is over and reporting has ended. Reports will start again in May 2024 as the new season starts. 

Weed pollen season is now over reporting will start next year 2024 when levels rise in the summer.

Fungal spore levels are low. Alternaria and Cladosporium continue to be below the allergenic threshold. 


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