Tag: PM2.5 (Particulate Matter)

Northern Utah Air Pollution

While Utah enjoys clean air during most of the year, its unique topography and meteorology make it susceptible to elevated levels of fine particulates (PM2.5) during winter inversions and to ozone during the summer months. Winter PM2.5 Utah Winter Fine Particulate Study (UWFPS) 2017 Winter Inversion Study 2016 Summer Ozone Great Salt Lake Summer Ozone …

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Utah Division of Air Quality Applied Research

The State of Utah is home to towering mountain ranges, resource-rich basins, sprawling farmland, and vast deserts. These diverse environments are inhabited by equally diverse people, all of whom are affected by the air quality in our state. Understanding the factors that influence the quality of our air is imperative to mitigating the harmful effects …

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Refreshed Air Quality App Ready For Release

By Jared Mendenhall In December 2017, when the Wasatch Front choked on a ten-day-long inversion that clogged the valleys with PM2.5 pollution, more than 50,000 Utah residents stayed on top of air-quality conditions by using the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) mobile app: UtahAir. UtahAir delivers hourly air-quality data for two pollutants, PM2.5 and …

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DEQ Budget Priorities 2018: Putting Our Values into Action

By Scott Baird The 2018 Utah Legislature kicks off its 45-day session today, marking the start of an exciting and occasionally hectic time for all of us at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Although we are neutral players in the legislative process, our directors and scientists are available 24/7 to answer questions, provide …

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