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

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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

Will Obama Heed the Science? A Primer on the Coming Ozone Rule

October 19th, 2014

A high-stakes battle over the nation's ozone pollution rule reached a new milestone last week when the Environmental Protection Agency submitted its latest proposed rule[...]

State environmental leaders: Tier 3 gasoline is a long way away

October 16th, 2014

Everyone from Gov. Gary Herbert to environmentalists believes low-sulfur gasoline could play a critical role in relieving the Wasatch Front’s air quality mess. But Utah has l[...]

Utah's Trying to Fast-Track Clean Car, Clean Fuel

October 16th, 2014

State air-quality officials are still trying to bring next-generation clean cars and clean fuel to Utah. They told lawmakers Wednesday they are making headway. One reason[...]

EPA readies major ozone rule change

October 15th, 2014

The Obama administration is preparing to unveil an air pollution rule shortly after the midterm elections that could be among the most costly and controversial[...]

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Air Quality Program Seminar: Ambient Air Pollution and Pregnancy Outcomes – A Study of Functional Form and Cost to Society @ 3515C HSEB
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Highlights: Dr. Eric Sjöberg (Assistant Professor, UofU Economics Department)
will discuss his recent work on the effect of fine particulate matter exposure
in the Salt Lake Valley on the risk of preterm birth and the associated costs.

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