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

PacifiCorp will appeal order designed to help clear the air in national parks

July 23rd, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY — PacifiCorp, the parent company of Rocky Mountain Power, said it will appeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's June decision to require $[...]

Feds order Tesoro to reduce emissions at Salt Lake refinery

July 19th, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY — Tesoro's Salt Lake refinery will have to reduce its emissions by 1,000 tons a year under a settlement agreement reached with t[...]

3 Ways to Make Utah's Air Better

July 18th, 2016

UCAIR is showing Utahns that there are simple steps you can take to reduce emissions that form summer ozone. For full story see Good4Utah[...]

Weber health board hears benefits of diesel testing from state, county officials

July 18th, 2016

OGDEN — As the Weber County diesel emissions testing debate drags on, the local health board sought clarity on the murky issue from other experts in th[...]

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