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

Slide 1

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.

Slide 2

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.

Slide 3

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

Who still burns wood to heat their Utah home?

November 19th, 2014

About 37 years ago, Doug Fay’s gas furnace croaked and he didn’t have the money to replace it.  One thing he did have: a pile of s[...]

Basin air pollution hearing in D.C Court proceedings

November 13th, 2014

The EPA's designation of the Basin's air quality as unclassifiable for ozone has brought a challenge by conservation groups.  Earthjustice and Wild Earth Guardians claim [...]

Salt Lake health board wants fines for wood burning on ‘voluntary’ no-burn days

November 10th, 2014

Homeowners and renters who use wood-burning stoves or fireplaces in Salt Lake County next winter could face fines if they burn on what the state[...]

Trib Talk: What will it take to speed up Tier 3 standards?

October 30th, 2014

Using low-sulfur gas could clean up vehicle emissions by up to 11 percent, but local refineries say making the cleaner fuel isn’t easy or cheap. S[...]

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Joint Air Quality- DAQ Air Quality Meeting @ University Guesthouse Ballroom
Jan 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

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