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Even Moderate Air Pollution Could Trigger Severe Heart Attacks: Study 

Even moderate levels of air pollution have now been linked to increased risk of heart attacks in people with heart disease. That’s according to new research presented Sunday at the American Heart Association’s annual conference. Researchers analyzed 20 years of data on 16,000 heart attacks treated at Intermountain … Continue reading

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Stagnant Summer Days on the Rise in U.S.

Those long, hot, sultry days of summer, the ones where the air seems so still it wouldn’t disturb a leaf, are also days where air quality can take a nosedive. With winds barely above a whisper and atmosphere-scouring rains nowhere … Continue reading

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Water in smog may reveal pollution sources

The chemical signature of water vapor emitted by combustion sources such as vehicles and furnaces has been found in the smoggy winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City. The discovery may give researchers a new tool to track down … Continue reading

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Conservation poll shows Utahns worry about air pollution, water supplies

Utah residents are overwhelmingly more concerned about air pollution and smog than their neighbors in five Western states and, behind Arizona and New Mexico, worry the most about inadequate water supplies. These results and others are findings from the Conservation … Continue reading

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Bill reintroduced to give Utah Division of Air Quality more ‘flexibility’

A bill was reintroduced Wednesday that would give the Utah Division of Air Quality more flexibility in forming strategies to achieve standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. HB121 was introduced during the 2014 Legislature and approved by the Senate, but … Continue reading

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An Interactive Air-Pollution Map

In March, the World Health Organization estimated that air pollution was responsible for 7 million premature deaths in 2012. That’s one out of every eight total deaths in the world. Air quality has gotten worse over the last decade, and for more … Continue reading

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SLC mayor says improving air quality trumps need for rockets’ red glare on holidays

One of Salt Lake City’s most cherished traditions is in jeopardy of being canceled. In order to make a statement for clean air, Mayor Ralph Becker has proposed eliminating all city-funded fireworks displays. “All of the council members are doing … Continue reading

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When air becomes a public health hazard

A new report from the American Lung Association lists the cities that have the worst air pollution in the U.S. Places in Southern California and the Central Valley, including Los Angeles, Fresno, Visalia and Modesto, top the list. But Las … Continue reading

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