NEWS: ‘No safe level of pollution’: Environmental, health advocates discuss air quality

HJNews.com
By Clayton Gefre
Posted January 18, 2017

In the midst of a winter inversion forcing Cache County’s air quality into unhealthy levels, representatives from groups advocating for improved air quality gathered at Utah State University to spread the word about air pollution’s danger to public health.

Dr. Wayne Adams, a radiologist representing Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, and Ashley Soltysiak, senior policy director for the Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah, offered presentations about the state of Utah’s air quality at an event hosted by USU’s Student Organization for Society and Natural Resources. Each discussion framed the state’s current levels of air pollution as a call to action for the future of Utah’s wellness.

“When you’re watching television, many times you’ll see a commercial for a prescription that will say to ask your doctor if it’s right for you,” Adams said to open his presentation. “We should be asking our doctors if clean air is what’s right for us.”

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