One of the principal services provided by Aerobiology Research Laboratories is the provision of reports that educate and inform the
public on the status of various outdoor allergies. We provide these reports to mass media, such as television programs, newspapers, and websites, for public
dissemination. Funding for the report is the responsibility of the media company, and usually comes from sponsors or advertisers that provide allergy
Total Pollen / Total Spores
This report provides basic information about how much pollen and/or spores exists in the air on a given day.
Although we feel that this information is not enough to properly inform the public about outdoor allergens, we
continue to provide this report due to the demand for it.
This report has also shown to be helpful to media advertizers, as it provides them with the ability to schedule the
frequency of advertizing in relation to the state of allergies in the environment.
The predominance report provides a well-rounded selection of relevant information to allergy sufferers. This report
includes the overall pollen levels, overall spore levels, and the top three most predominant pollen and spores in the
air for a given day. This report is not a forecast, but is intended to inform individuals about what is in the
air, and therefore what they are breathing, today.
The selection of predominant pollen and spores is based on the behavioural trends we have ascertained from our
historical data, taking into account any annual patterns and seasonal variations we have observed.
Aerobiology Research Laboratories is in the process of developing a report which will provide a weekly outlook on the
levels of outdoor allergens. At the present time we intend to generate this report daily, and forecast the
allergen level for individual pollen species.
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This product is provided exclusively to The Weather Network /MétéoMédia for 27
sites across Canada. Some existing sites are available, and are marked with a (*) in the list of monitoring sites
below. We are always looking to expand our monitoring and forecasting services into new population centres.
The following is a list of collection sites at which we have ongoing monitoring projects. The reports above can
include any subset of these locations as long as Aerobiology Research Laboratories has not already entered into an exclusivity agreement.
Sites marked with a (*) are not part of our forecasting contract with The Weather Network / MétéoMédia.