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Laboratory

Christina Henning - Laboratory Director
Julie Carman, Heather Macdonald - Laboratory Technicians

The laboratory provides technical support for the Air Pollution Control, Environmental Health, and Nursing Divisions.  Samples are analyzed to help in the diagnosis and treatment of communicable diseases, the determination of unsafe environmental conditions, and the determination and abatement of nuisances. Testing and reporting to our Ohio Department of Health partners is provided for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV and Syphilis. Please contact one of the above divisions for information about submitting samples.  The laboratory also performs microbiological examinations of water.  Please click here  or call the lab for fees and sample requirements.

Pollen and Spore counts are reported out daily from April through October (start and stop dates depend on weather conditions). These numbers are available through local media and allergists, or on the Health Department website. 

Pollen is reported as:  XXX grains/cubic meter of air

Mold is reported as :  XXX spores/cubic meter of air

For the most recent pollen and mold count click here.

For past pollen and mold data click here.

For more information on pollen and allergy agents, we suggest the websites of the American Academy Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology  or Pollen.com

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