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

Governor Asks for Cleaner Gasoline

October 28th, 2014

  Utah Governor Gary Herbert is asking Utah’s oil refineries to produce cleaner gasoline.  But it may be years before they’re actually ready to do that. In an op-e[...]

Court: Regional haze pollution plan is not flawed

October 24th, 2014

A regional haze plan designed to curb power plants' emissions that mar scenic vistas was upheld by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled[...]

Court Of Appeals Upholds EPA Approval of New Mexico Regional Haze Plan

October 23rd, 2014

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld the U.S. EPA's approval of New Mexico's State Implementation Plan (SIP) addressing regional haze.[...]

DC Court Hears Appeal of EPA Decision on Uintah Ozone

October 22nd, 2014

A complex court case involving winter ozone pollution in Utah’s Uintah Basin came before an appeals court in Washington DC Tuesday morning.  The central question is[...]

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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.

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

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