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

Bill Would Give Uinta Basin Flexibility On Ozone Pollution Enforcement

September 19th, 2016

Uintah County Commissioner Mike McKee says oil and gas companies would be doing a lot more to clean up pollution if they knew they could[...]

Public hearing draws supporters of Weber County diesel emissions testing

September 16th, 2016

OGDEN — A public hearing on a proposed diesel emissions testing rule for Weber County saw modest attendance Wednesday, mostly turning out citizens voicing support of th[...]

KSL TV Study: Pollution particles could put people at higher risk for Alzheimer's disease

September 16th, 2016

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science states that tiny, toxic pollution particles could play a role in placing[...]

State of Utah, utility company challenging EPA regulations to reduce haze at national parks

September 6th, 2016

The state of Utah and the utility company PacifiCorp are fighting a federal mandate that aims to reduce pollution at national parks. For full story[...]

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