Tag Archives: Inversion

What does inversion mean for you health? 

It happens in Utah every year in the winter – inversion. Even though it only affects Utah a few months every year, what does this mean for your health? The Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment said it’s estimated that … Continue reading

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Utah will welcome 2017 with bad air and broken pollution monitors 

Inversion brought by chilly weather will stay until a storm blows out stagnant air. Utah’s first major pollution episode of the season likely will be sticking around to ring in the new year, but equipment failures are already interfering with … Continue reading

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Utah air getting worse as inversion settles in 

Despite a strong weekend storm, Utah’s air is getting dirtier. Much of the state is sitting under polluted skies with no immediate end in sight. Across the Wasatch Front — and even beyond — we may be in for several … Continue reading

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Utah sees worst air pollution since 2013

Utah’s pollution is at its highest levels since 2013 thanks to an inversion that is trapping murky air above Salt Lake and Utah valleys. Salt Lake City registered a red-air day on Wednesday, with the Utah Division of Air Quality … Continue reading

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Utah Air Getting Dangerous 

Air quality along the Wasatch front isn’t just unsightly, but getting dangerous. Hospitals are seeing an increase in the number of patients having lung and heart issues. Studies have shown when air is this bad it can lead to more … Continue reading

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Log fires or traffic fumes: what’s the real cause of Bergen’s air pollution? 

A recent spate of bad air days caused the Norwegian city to introduce a controversial alternate-day car ban. Yet research shows the burning of logs in homes is a far bigger contributor to Bergen’s pollution problems The air quality in … Continue reading

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The lethal effects of London fog

After the Great Smog of 1952 killed up to 12,000 Londoners, the country cleaned up its act. But today, pollution of another kind may be just as insidious – and almost as lethal. Imagine smog so thick that you can’t … Continue reading

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Smoke pollution will worsen tonight and taper off in the morning, forecasters say 

Air quality is expected to diminish tonight as a temperature inversion intensifies, but improve by mid­day Tuesday when scattered clouds roll in, according to the Fairbanks North Star Borough air quality office and the National Weather Service. A Stage 2 … Continue reading

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