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

Technology to Crowdsource Complex Triggers of Pediatric Asthma

September 30th, 2015

Interdisciplinary University of Utah team awarded $5.5 million from NIH to accelerate investigation of impact of air quality, other environmental exposures.  For the full story, [...]

Experts to conduct study to see how bad air can increase likelihood of Alzheimer’s, other brain diseases

September 23rd, 2015

A neuroscientist at the University of Utah is conducting a study that looks into how small bouts of air pollution can interfere with a person’s c[...]

Air Quality Program Receives Dee Foundation Support

August 15th, 2015

The Lawrence and Janet T. Dee Foundation has generously agreed to support the Air Quality Program's research into the effect of air quality on disadvantaged[...]

Seed-grant student award

August 3rd, 2015

Nicole Burnett, an undergraduate student working with Prof. Gouripeddi on his air-quality seed grant,   has been named a Rio Tinto Kennecott Scholar.[...]

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