Doctors to answer questions on poor air quality and breathing issues

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  • Red Smith American Fork, UT
    March 10, 2013 2:55 p.m.

    Depleted airsheds like the Salt Lake Valley which already produce some of the worst air in the world should not continue to be over built.

    There are plenty of other Counties in Utah where the airshed can handle more development.

    Most of Utah can't live in just four counties - Salt Lake, Utah, Davis, and Weber. There are plenty of other counties with great non-depleted airsheds.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    March 8, 2013 11:37 a.m.

    This article, and the doctor do not offer any information that is useful to Utah. The article quoted the doctor as saying "Long-term, poor air quality affects us all..." In Utah we don't have long term, poor air quality. According to the Heart and Lung association, Utah has short term air quality issues.

    To look at it in a more understandable way, think of your hearing. If you go to a loud concert 2 times per year, will your hearing be damaged? Now, if you listen to your MP3 player with the volume up every day, will that damage your hearing?

    Why are there no studies about short term exposure? Could it be that short term exposure has little to no effect on health?

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 8, 2013 3:03 a.m.

    Unless these doctors are going to testify and speak out against the EPA laws then there testimony has no basis or value on something that has already been established.

    How about some information on the studies and scientific evidence of what is in the polluted air by element and who is distributing each element? They can no longer blame pollution on personal vehicles people drive to and from work where it has been established that the vehicles for private use are environmental friendly even with the microscopic amounts of gasses coming from cars and vehicles.

    I see a bigger issue of air pollution from industrial and commercial and business use vehicle and state aggressively polluting the roads and streets with salt laden particulates floating at ground level (brown clouds).

    The elements of commercial use vehicles in construction of roads, buildings, and development have each vehicle putting more pollutants in the air than 50,000 persoanl vehicles. What is not environmentally friendly and polluting this valley is development and lack of laws promoting pollution free development and construction by allowing muddy and filthy vehicles in and out of mud infested land. Snow control and removal with its flagrant pollution violations.