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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19 2013 5:16 p.m. MST

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Wonder why Utah's air quality is such a top priority?

'Red air quality alert issued, limit driving' - DSNews - 08/25/10

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'A strong high pressure area has resulted in a buildup of pollutants, forecasters said, making it especially bad for those with health concerns and breathing problems.'

'Lung Association slams Utah areas for bad air' - By Amy Joi O'Donoghue - DSNews - 04/30/09

'Study says coal burning in Utah kills 202 a year' - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/19/10

'Studies link air pollution to increased risk of strokes and dementia’ – by Amy Joi O’Donoghue – Deseret news – 02/15/12

‘SALT LAKE CITY — Three new studies that underscore the link between bad air quality and significant health risks such as stroke, heart attacks and dementia suggest there is no safe level of air pollution and that more needs to be done to control the problem.’


'Northern Utah's air is the worst in the nation' - KSL - 01/11/10

'SALT LAKE CITY -- Northern Utah currently boasts the worst air in the nation, and it's not even a close margin.' - article

FelisConcolor
North Salt Lake, UT

Pagan

I'm not sure why, other than the Media have been uncritically repeating the talking points of local environmental groups and thus making the problem appear far worse than it really is.

Aside from a handful of days in the winter and the summer, Utah's air quality is actually quite good. And that's not my opinion, that's based on EPA statistics: In 2011, Los Angeles, Phoenix and even Missoula, Montana, had more "unhealthy" air days than Salt Lake City.

In reality, air monitoring data from the Utah Division of Air Quality show that levels of almost every air pollutant they measure have declined significantly over the past 50 years. Air quality along the Wasatch Front is probably better today than at any time during the lives of the majority of its residents.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'I'm not sure why, other than the Media have been uncritically repeating the talking points of local environmental groups and thus making the problem appear far worse than it really is.'

So, the Deseret News, KSL, the EPA and the Lung association are all part of a 'conspiracy'?

When you have facts, present them.

Until then, do not present Opinion…

as anything more than opinion.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

But dag nab it!
We're sure a shootin' gonna do something to keep those 19-21 year olds from smoking!

It's bad for their health!

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