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: Despite more than a hundred complaints by residents, Utah regulators still struggle to find wood-smoke offenders

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune April 12th, 2018 Holladay resident Nick Smyrniotopoulos has a problem. One of his neighbors has repeatedly reported him for burning trash in violation of state and county air-quality policies — even calling the police and fire department out to his house. But, Smyrniotopoulos says, he’s…

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NEWS: Utah regulators say lax Trump EPA rules actually helping air quality

Leia Larsen Standard-Examiner April 9th, 2018 OGDEN — Despite alarms being sounded nationally by environmental advocates, Utah regulators say the Trump administration’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t done much to derail efforts in improving the state’s air quality. This week, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality fielded numerous questions from concerned citizens and reporters…

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OP-ED: Clearing the air — 3 myths about going green

Suzanne Harrison Deseret News March 12th, 2018 The Deseret News recently interviewed me for a story on my family’s decision to embrace clean energy products, including an electric vehicle, EV home charger and solar panels. As I read the comments on the article and on social media, I noticed several of them…

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NEWS: Citizen Revolt: Air Quality Talk

Katharine Biele City Weekly February 14th, 2018 Air Quality Talk For all the speakers at Utah Foundation’sPractical Solutions to Utah’s Air Quality Problems, it’s interesting that the most outspoken critic is absent. You’ll hear Dr. Kerry Kelly, associate professor of chemical engineering at the University of Utah and chair of…

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Coming Down the Line: The Last Half of the Legislative Session

Can you believe we are into the 5th week of the 2018 Utah Legislative Session? We at HEAL have been busy, busy: Our Policy Team, Michael Shea and Jessica Reimer are up on the Hill daily. We also have our Grassroots Organizer, Noah, helping folks learn to lobby their legislators.…

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