Allergen Forecasting & Collection

We monitor and analyze outdoor allergen levels across Canada

Aerobiology Research Laboratories uses this information to produce reports and forecasts for media, allergists, research institutions, and pharmaceutical researchers.

Current Collection Sites

The pollen forecast is designed with these primary considerations; pollen allergenicity and the allergy sufferer. This is accomplished by examining the combination of trees, grasses and weeds present at each site and the degree of discomfort to be experienced by the allergy sufferer.

When describing if the pollen level is low, moderate or high we are trying to place each pollen or spore within a range where allergic reactions are likely to occur. Those who are highly sensitized may react to certain allergens when the counts are in the low level whereas others are likely to only react when they are in the moderate or high levels.

Samples are collected daily on rotation impaction samplers at stations across Canada. Samples are delivered to Aerobiology Research Laboratories and analyzed by highly trained technicians via optical microscopy and computer aided calculations. Standardization of sampling methodology and analysis ensures data comparability. The latest available analysis, which is always between one and seven days old, is used to support the generation of reports and forecast products. All data is warehoused to support statistics and research activities to continually improve forecasting products.

We can provide a current allergen forecast as well as generalized information on pollen and mold spores for each of our 30 locations across the country.

 

Would you like to set up a collection site?

If your are interested in having reliable data for a site we don’t yet have, contact us for information on how we can assist in setting up a site, collecting and analyzing data.

Barrie, Ontario

View pollen predictions for Barrie, Ontario on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Barrie, ON on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Barrie, Ontario.

 

Brampton (Greater Toronto Area), Ontario

View pollen predictions for Toronto (Brampton), Ontario on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Toronto (Brampton), ON on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Toronto (Brampton), Ontario.

Brandon, Manitoba

View pollen predictions for Brandon, Manitoba on The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Brandon, MB on our partner website The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Brandon, Manitoba.

Calgary (City-Centre), Alberta

View pollen predictions on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Calgary, Alberta.

Calgary (West), Alberta

View pollen predictions for South West Foot Hills on our partner site The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of South West Foothills, Calgary, Alberta.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

View pollen predictions for Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Charlottetown, P.E.I on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Edmonton, Alberta

View pollen predictions on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Edmonton.

Fredericton, New Brunswick

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

View pollen predictions for Halifax, Nova Scotia on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Halifax, Nova Scotia on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Hamilton, Ontario

View pollen predictions for Hamilton, Ontario on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Hamilton, ON on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Hamilton, Ontario.

Kelowna, British Columbia

View pollen predictions on The Weather Network

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Kelowna, British Columbia.

Kingston, Ontario

View pollen predictions for Kingston, Ontario on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Kingston, ON on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Kingston, Ontario.

London, Ontario

View pollen predictions for London, Ontario on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for London, ON on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of London, Ontario.

Moncton, New Brunswick

View pollen predictions for Moncton, New Brunswick on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for  Moncton, New Brunswick on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Moncton, New Brunswick.

Montreal (Lasalle), Québec

View pollen predictions for Montreal (Lasalle), Québec, on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Montreal (Lasalle), Québec on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Montreal (Lasalle), Québec.

Ottawa, Ontario

View pollen predictions for Ottawa, Ontario on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Ottawa, ON on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Ottawa, Ontario.

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

View pollen predictions for Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Prince Albert, SK on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Québec City, Québec

View pollen predictions for Québec City, Québec on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for  Québec City, Québec on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Québec City, Québec.

Regina, Saskatchewan

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Regina, Saskatchewan.

Saint John, New Brunswick

View pollen predictions for Saint John, New Brunswick on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for  Saint John, New Brunswick on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Saint John, New Brunswick.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

View pollen predictions for Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Saskatoon, SK on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Sherbrooke, Québec

View pollen predictions for Sherbrooke, Québec, on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for  Sherbrooke, Québec on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Sherbrooke, Québec.

St. John’s, Newfoundland

View pollen predictions for St. John’s, Newfoundland on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for St. John’s, Newfoundland on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Sudbury, Ontario

View pollen predictions for Sudbury, Ontario on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Sudbury, ON on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Sudbury, Ontario.

Thunder Bay, Ontario

View pollen predictions for Thunder Bay, Ontario on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Thunder Bay, ON on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Thunder Bay, ON.

Toronto (Downtown), Ontario

View pollen predictions for Toronto, Ontario on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Toronto, ON on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Toronto, Ontario.

Vancouver, British Columbia

View pollen predictions for Vancouver, BC on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Vancouver, BC on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Victoria, British Columbia

View pollen predictions for Victoria on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Victoria, British Columbia.

Windsor, Ontario

View pollen predictions for Windsor, Ontario on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Windsor, ON on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Windsor, Ontario.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

View pollen predictions for Winnipeg, Manitoba on our partner website The Weather Network.

View pollen predictions for Winnipeg, MB on The Weather Network.

View a listing of predominant pollen and spores in the region of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Edmonton, Alberta

Kelowna, British Columbia

Kingston, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario

Sherbrooke, Québec

Sudbury, Ontario

Pollen Variability

Season Start and End Variations

Graph shows variability in the start and end dates of any particular season. Knowing the season start and end dates is important in regulating activities for allergy sufferers and to assist practitioners in advising patients as to when to start their medication.

Pharmaceutical companies can utilize this information in predicting inventory requirements, developing just in time management systems (J.I.T) and shipping stock.

Pollen Concentration Level Variations

Pollen concentration is another important factor in monitoring, regulating activities and medication for allergy sufferers and allergists.

This information is helpful to pharmaceutical companies trying to predict product consumption, shipping times and historically speaking in developing inventory and minimizing storage costs and
wasted materials.

Contact us for a full list of predominant pollen and spores for this location

Contact us for more information on predominant pollen and spores for this location and more or to set up a network in your community.

aerobio@aerobiology.ca
T: (613) 226.9820
F: (613) 226.9669

 

Mail:
Aerobiology Research Laboratories
39-81 Auriga Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K2E 7Y5