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

Amanda Smith leaving as head of Utah Department of Environmental Quality to pursue job opportunities in the private sector

April 24th, 2015

A woman at the center of some of Utah's most pressing environmental challenges — from the waste we store to the air we breathe and t[...]

Division of Air Quality mower exchange program

April 23rd, 2015

(KUTV) It's Earth Day and the Division of Air Quality was offering a way to help preserve our awesome planet and save money at the[...]

At Vernal forum, questions about air pollution, pregnancies, research

April 20th, 2015

Mary Ann and Joe LeDosquet's newborn daughter Julia had been home from the hospital for 12 hours when they first heard the wheezy croak of[...]

End of an era: Mercury rule shutters Utah's oldest power plant

April 15th, 2015

Utah's oldest coal-fired power plant, a pioneer for its time, is shutting down Wednesday, closing its doors for good one day ahead of when a[...]

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