Stuart Johnson, Deseret News
I'm an old man who has experienced Salt Lake City weather conditions for many years. In the early 1940s, I drove to work with my father on cold winter mornings. Nearly all SLC homes were heated with coal or wood. The fog and smoke was so thick; we could only see half of a downtown city block ahead of us. Inversions have happened year after year in the valley, when not a soul was living here.
I breathed air saturated with smoke and fog from inversions during all my youth. Yes, my physician says I have minor asthma. But, as I breathe SLC air today, I experience no difference breathing whether I'm inside or out — summer or winter.
Somewhere between those who cry "crisis" and those who say "all is well," there is likely an answer to our inversion problem.
J. Rulon Teerlink
Salt Lake City
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