Tag Archives: Salt Lake City

Even brief particle pollution spikes tied to respiratory infections

People may be more likely to develop acute lower respiratory infections after even brief increases in air pollution, and babies and toddlers are especially vulnerable, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers looked at more than a decade of data on patients … 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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Utah air quality is getting worse and worse, thanks to wildfires in the north 

Air quality has worsened rapidly across the Wasatch Front in recent days, leading state regulators to warn Utahns against prolonged exertion outdoors. With huge wildfires burning across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Canada, the northern Utah counties of Box Elder … 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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Salt Lake City currently has worst air quality in US

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City currently has the worst air quality in the country, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s AirNow.gov.Salt Lake City is followed by Franklin, Idaho, and then Napa, California, when it comes to poor air Tuesday.The … 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 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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Worst Kind of Heart Attack Linked to Air Pollution, Experts Say 

Medical experts from Intermountain Medical Center met Wednesday morning to discuss recent findings linking increased short term air pollution in the Beehive state to serious health problems. “It primarily effects the worst kind of heart attack, which is STEMI heart … Continue reading

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