Tag: Jared Mendenhall

  • Testing the Waters at the Inland Port

    To protect the Great Salt Lake, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Quality developed a water quality sampling plan to check the effects of the inland port on the lake. This will provide the Utah Inland Port Authority and DEQ scientists with valuable data about potential stormwater-related pollution at the site.

  • Understanding Wildfire Smoke Pollution

    The wildfires may be in California, but the smoke, and its health effects, are here in Utah. Learn more about smoke pollution and what you can do to protect your health.

  • Gotta Go? Protect Water Quality from Human Waste in the Wilds of Utah

    Leaving no trace involves more than just packing out the garbage. Proper disposal of human waste is also important. It ensures against the pollution of water sources and minimizes the spread of disease.

  • New Stations Installed to Monitor Inland Port Emissions

    This summer scientists from DAQ have installed two new air quality monitors to measure potential emissions from the inland port.

  • Impacts on Air Quality During COVID-19

    What impact did fewer cars on the road due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, teleworking and social distancing have on Utah air quality? Logan Mitchell, a researcher at the University of Utah, took a look at the data from DEQ’s monitors to find out.

  • Testing Your Home for Radon

    Radon impacts one out of every three homes in Utah. It is also the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. Testing your home is cheap and easy.

  • Understanding Utah’s Air Quality

    Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality often hears from resident who want to know more about Utah’s air quality, the pollutants, the causes, and what they can do to help reduce their emissions.

  • Ways to Winterize Your Home, Clean the Air and Cut Emissions

    Winterizing your home is one of the easiest ways to cut down on personal emissions. It also saves you money on energy costs. Here are a few steps to take before the weather gets any worse.

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