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Smog and pollen: Double-whammy for 127 million Americans

About 40% Americans live in counties where a “double whammy” of unhealthy levels of smog and ragweed pollen — both tied to climate change — combine to threaten respiratory health, a Natural Resources Defense Council report released Tuesday finds. “Today, 127 million Americans live … 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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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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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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