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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

Salt Lake City's inversion problem could mean bad news for business

April 21st, 2014

In recent years, Salt Lake City has attracted positive attention for having an environment conducive to start-up businesses and career growth. But that could change[...]

Will Salt Lake City's Growing Smog Threaten Its Economic Growth?

April 18th, 2014

The smog over the city grew so thick during Christmas break of last year that Ingrid Griffee would not let her kids leave the house[...]

Air-Quality Discussion Focuses on Solutions

April 15th, 2014

Researchers, regulators and clean-air advocates gathered Monday to talk about Utah’s air pollution woes. Jonathan Samet, chairman of Preventative Medicine at the University of Southern California’s Kec[...]

Utah Receives Neighborly Advice from Mexico on Air Quality During Trade Mission

April 11th, 2014

Governor Gary R. Herbert, with key Utah leaders, scheduled a serious discussion with Mexican authorities around the topic of air quality during the trade mission[...]

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