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

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April 29th, 2016

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Stericycle Tooele Permit: Frequently Asked Questions

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Stericycle has submitted a permit application to the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) for a proposed hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) in Tooele,[...]

Report: Utah still among the worst states for dirty air

April 21st, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY — The Wasatch Front is seeing better days when it comes to air quality, but despite improvements, the state still has some o[...]

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