Welcome to the Program for Air Quality, Health, and Society

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Patient in the Air Quality Program funded study of chronic pulmonary idiopathy. The Dylos monitor in the background was modified for the study with support from the ERDC.

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Joint Air Quality Program – GCSC seminar by Prof. Dave Whiteman.

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View of Salt Lake City from Twin Peaks during an inversion, January 21, 2013 when PM2.5 concentrations in Salt Lake City were approximately 45 ug/m3 (NAAQS is 35 ug/m3). Photo by K. Kelly.

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Between January 1–24, 2013, Salt Lake City’s Hawthorne monitoring station exceeded fine particulate air quality standards on 15 days. This is based on available DAQ data as of February 15, 2013. Photo by K. Kelly.

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Soot contributes approximately 10% to fine particulate matter concentrations during inversions along the Wasatch Front. Transmission emission microscopy image of a soot particle from P. Toth.

Air Quality in the News

Weber-Morgan Health Department makes proposed diesel regulation public

August 26th, 2016

A proposed regulation for testing diesel vehicles in Weber County is now available for public review and comment. For full story see Standard Examiner[...]

Protesters urge Rocky Mountain Power not to sue EPA

August 26th, 2016

Clean-air activists delivered tens of thousands of petitions to Rocky Mountain Power's doorstep Tuesday morning in an attempt to dissuade the utility company from fighting[...]

Payoff For Less Pollution? Study Says Better Health, Fewer Deaths

August 12th, 2016

The American Thoracic Society is one of the organizations that has argued for years that less pollution would mean healthier Americans. The Environmental Protection Agency[...]

Report estimates ozone pollution kills more than a dozen people in Salt Lake City each year

August 12th, 2016

Ozone pollution is responsible for an estimated 13 deaths annually in the Salt Lake City area, according to a new report on the nationwide impacts[...]

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