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

Out Standing in a Field: Air scientists get new perspective on Utah inversions

February 24th, 2017

The Wasatch Front’s geography causes a unique meteorological phenomenon — and a persistent winter pollution problem. For full story see Standard Examiner[...]

How You Can Improve Air Quality While Hitting the Slopes

February 21st, 2017

Ride sharing and carpooling are great way you can help improve Utah's air quality especially if you're heading to the slopes. For full story see Good4Utah.com[...]

Utah scientists show us what it's like to experience an inversion in new video

February 16th, 2017

A pair of University of Utah researchers want to smog up your day by making you experience an inversion. For full story see Deseret News[...]

The politics of pollution in Utah

February 16th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah has been successful at reducing the number of red air days during the winter season when high pressure forces air[...]

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