NEWS: Utah study: Even slight bump in pollution affects young lungs

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News April 13th, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — The largest study of its kind tracked more than 100,000 Utah patients and found even a slight uptick in fine particulate pollution triggers childhood lung infections. Researchers at the University of Utah, Intermountain Healthcare and Brigham Young University…

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NEWS: Even brief exposure to air pollution increases risk of flu and other respiratory infections in children, Utah-based study finds

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune April 12th, 2018 Utah’s children are more likely to contract viral respiratory infections such as the flu and RSV after exposure to air pollution during the state’s infamous inversions — but it’s not entirely clear why. According to a new study, Utah patients were more…

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NEWS: Brief exposure to air pollution particles triggers childhood lung infections, study conducted in Utah finds

Fox 13 News and Max Roth Fox 13 News April 13th, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — A new study indicates that even the briefest exposure to tiny pollution-causing particles is associated with Acute Lower Respiratory Infections in young children in Utah. According to a press release from Intermountain Healthcare, the…

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NEWS: Higher wood-burning fines aimed at Utah’s winter inversion days — forecast to start this week

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune December 6, 2017 It’s that time of year: chestnuts roasting on open fires, but this season, with toughened state penalties against wood burning, in hopes that residents will find other ways to make the season bright. If the forecast holds, Utah’s Wasatch Front is due…

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Share YOUR Ideas for Limiting Pollution!

Share Your Clean Air Ideas! State air officials have set up a Facebook page for sharing pollution reduction ideas. Check it out! Not sure Utah gets any more beautiful than Wednesday’s sunny spring glory. On such splendid days, it’s hard to remember the wintertime pollution episodes which jeopardize our health. I’m…

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NEWS: Five surprising ways to improve Utah’s inversion pollution

LEIA LARSEN, Standard-Examiner DECEMBER 31, 2016 Wasatch Front residents know wintertime doesn’t just mean shoveling snow and slipping on ice — it also means a sickening buildup of smog. Most Utah residents have also heard that spending less time on the road is the best way to improve air quality…

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