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

Utah’s Business Community Commits to Clean Air

January 12th, 2017

Last week, the Chamber launched its “Inversion Mitigation Initiative” to show the collective impact Utah’s business community can have in keeping our air clean by commi[...]

Health group sues Utah TV reality stars Diesel Brothers over air pollution

January 12th, 2017

(KUTV) The air might be let out of the tires of reality TV personalities, the Diesel Brothers. A private non-profit filed suit against the stars[...]

5 common myths about Utah’s air

January 12th, 2017

Donna Spangler and Amy Christensen from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality shared 5 common myths about Utah's air. For full story see: Fox13[...]

Inversion aversion: Research, initiative strike at Utah's pollution problem

January 12th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — Something called the Twin Otter is going to plow through the temperature inversions that develop along the Wasatch Front and in C[...]

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