Category: Public Interest

Frequently Asked Questions: Boil Water Order

Jump to: Boil Water Order FAQs Print Document (32 KB) Why must I boil my water? How can I make my water safe? Is it necessary to boil all water in the home during an advisory or order? How should tap water be boiled properly? I have a water treatment device; do I still need …

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Wood Burn Program

The Wood-Burn Program is designed to prevent particle pollution by restricting or banning wood burning during inversion periods.

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Unavoidable Breakdown Rule

The Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are currently in negotiations to address concerns about Utah’s rule for unavoidable breakdowns.

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Public Interest

Jump to: Air Drinking Water Environmental Response and Remediation General Waste Management and Radiation Control Radiation Waste Water Air Air Quality and Your Health Anti-Idle (Be Idle Free) Health Effects School Bus Program Some Common Myths Consumer Products and PM2.5 Inversion Toolkit Management of Air Quality in Utah Performance Audit of Sand and Gravel Air …

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Smog Rating Information

The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is encouraging consumers to consider cleaner cars when they purchase their next vehicle. Along the Wasatch Front, vehicles contribute over half of the emissions that form PM2.5.

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Inversion Toolkit

Jump to: Air Quality Conditions Emissions Health PM2.5 State Implementation Plan Wood Burning Air Quality Conditions New Air Quality Alert System (98 KB) Action alerts and health guidance based on real-time monitoring data. Air Quality Current Conditions Real-time monitoring data, updated hourly, on current pollution levels in nine Utah counties. Utah Air App for Android …

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School Bus Program:
Be Idle Free

In a landmark effort that has become a model for other states, the Utah State Office of Education, in partnership with the Utah Clean Cities Coalition, has developed a state school bus idle reduction program that has schoolchildren, their parents, and bus drivers cheering … and breathing deeply

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Health Effects:
Be Idle Free

Idling can be bad for your health. While children, the elderly, and people with respiratory ailments are most vulnerable to the pollutants from vehicle exhaust, these emissions affect everybody.

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Be Idle Free

Idling your vehicle gets you nowhere. It increases our dependence on petroleum, reduces the fuel economy of your vehicle, costs you money, emits pollutants, and wastes precious natural resources.

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Air Quality and Your Health

Air Quality and Outdoor Exercise (337 KB) (2014)—Research presentation. Air Quality and Outdoor Exercise Poster (192 KB) (2014)—Research poster. Clearance of Particulate Matter from the Lungs (356 KB) (2014)—Research presentation. Lung Fluid Lining: The Lung’s First Line of Defense (235 KB) (2014)—Research presentation. Ozone Health Effects (2 MB) (2011)—Research presentation.

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