Tag Archives: Inversion

How outdoor pollution affects indoor air quality

Wildfire and firework smoke more impactful than inversions Just when you thought you could head indoors to be safe from the air pollution that plagues the Salt Lake Valley, new research shows that elevated air pollution events, like horror movie … Continue reading

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Wasatch Front’s inversion season starting to set up

It may be clear now in Salt Lake City, but could get worse The air quality conditions along the Wasatch Front Wednesday are good, with values of fine-particulate pollution well below the federal threshold set by the U.S. Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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Gasping for air in Kabul

In winter, Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul, is not for the faint-hearted—below-zero temperatures are not uncommon and snowfalls are frequent and sometimes heavy. With an average temperature of -1°C, January is the coldest month, with occasional drops to -25°C. Located at … Continue reading

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There’s an air quality alert in Washington, the sky is hazy and it’s February. What’s going on?

Ordinarily when air quality alerts are in effect, the air is muggy and oppressive, as if you could cut it with a knife. The overwhelming majority of these alerts happen between June and August. But Feb. 4, the air was … Continue reading

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Bad air quality along Utah’s Wasatch Front causes more than 200 pneumonia cases each year

Air pollution trapped by winter inversions along Utah’s Wasatch Front, the state’s most populated region, is estimated to send more than 200 people to the emergency room with pneumonia each year, according to a study by University of Utah Health … Continue reading

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Flouting the law aggravating air pollution, killing thousands 

The winter is coming and once more days of choking smog are awaiting city dwellers in metropolises of Iran. A great deal of air pollution in Tehran and other big cities is blamed on a phenomenon called inversion. Inversions occur … Continue reading

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Utah lawmakers push for plan to improve poor air quality 

A bipartisan group of Utah lawmakers announced plans Thursday for a series of environmental proposals to fix the state’s poor air quality, which was so bad in the Salt Lake City area this week that some students were prevented from … Continue reading

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Air quality in Salt Lake County reaches red level

The air quality in Salt Lake County has reached red levels, according to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. UDEQ bumped the air quality level into the “red” zone Wednesday afternoon, meaning the following people should limit outdoor activities or … Continue reading

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