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

Government agencies work to educate public as inversion season approaches

December 6th, 2016

As the temperature drops, inversion season creeps closer. Government agencies will continue to spread word to the public and issue citations to offenders when air[...]

Utah gets grant to explore carbon storage sites for capturing power plant pollution

December 3rd, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY — New funding of $1.3 million will help the University of Utah determine the suitability of building carbon capture and storage sites n[...]

Cold snap brings worsening air quality

November 21st, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY — Stagnant air and low temperatures hovering in the 30s will combine to produce worsening air quality, with "moderate" conditions predicted Sunday i[...]

Court to hear arguments against EPA ozone rule

November 11th, 2016

The new year will kick off with oral arguments in a case opposing President Obama's environmental regulations for reducing smog-forming ozone emissions, the federal appeals[...]

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