Doctors group says studies show air pollution even more damaging than we thought

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  • Semi-PRO Brigham City, UT
    Jan. 30, 2019 11:59 a.m.

    Stop registering cars over 15 years old. Those old clunkers are polluting our air.

  • J. Smith Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 30, 2019 8:55 a.m.

    We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. - Proverbs

  • pragmatistferlife Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 30, 2019 8:00 a.m.

    "The conversion kits are needlessly expensive due to EPA regs."

    Why are the regs. "needlessly" making the kits too expensive? What do they require that is not necessary?

  • Soren Simonsen Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 30, 2019 7:49 a.m.

    In 1973, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints adopted energy conservation and pollution preventing measures. The First Presidency presented a letter to congregations worldwide asking its members to do the same in May, 1979.

    Among other things, they urged members to walk to church, use public transit and carpool, avoid unnecessary car trips, turn down thermostats in homes, and talk about conservation in their Family Home Evenings (see Ensign Magazine, August 1979).

    Wouldn't it be amazing if on Sundays and other activity days, our church meetinghouses were full while parking lots were empty. If Latter-day Saints were to "follow the prophet" and do these things, we would see a big change in our polluted air in the Wasatch region.

  • kranny utah, UT
    Jan. 30, 2019 7:23 a.m.

    liked "NoNamesAccepted" comment. How are you at refusing special interest money? Ever thought of running for Governor? You'd have my vote.

  • Jbejarano Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 30, 2019 6:13 a.m.

    Turn down your thermostats!

  • Morgan Duel Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 30, 2019 12:29 a.m.

    Bronchitis in people is getting harder to overcome, won’t be too surprised to see a lawsuit soon because of health issues and government not doing enough to clean up pollution and protect the public.

  • azure Riverton, Utah
    Jan. 29, 2019 11:53 p.m.

    I am grateful that studies are done like this. My question is what does it do to Seniors and those with
    asthma or other lung diseases?

  • 112358 Alpine, UT
    Jan. 29, 2019 10:01 p.m.

    Yet another leftist group hyping the threat of air pollution knowing that the DN has placed an editorial priority on publishing such stories.

    This press release isn't science. It's scare-mongering, using bad science to push a political agenda. Take the U study, for instance; it's riddled with serious flaws. (I'd list them in detail, but the last time that I tried to enumerate them, my comment was held indefinitely - neither approved nor rejected with no reason given.)

    It's a known fact that air pollution is not a leading cause of lung cancer; well over 90% (arguably close to 100%) of lung cancer is caused by other things. If these doctors wanted to address the health of what we breathe, why aren't they starting with the leading causes of lung cancer? These are well-established, yet they receive precious little attention as they are not a political priority of the left.

  • The-Antidote Highland, UT
    Jan. 29, 2019 8:06 p.m.

    Meanwhile, everyone is living longer.

  • birwin Herrmian, UT
    Jan. 29, 2019 7:33 p.m.

    Free bus

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    Jan. 29, 2019 7:33 p.m.

    It is a good thing that air quality along the Wasatch Front is better than it has been at any point since probably 1857 when a few tens of thousands of people were burning wood to stay warm. Imagine 100,000 or 200,000 burning coal to stay warm. Let us all remember what it was like before Geneva Steel closed.

    There are a couple of things we can credibly do to reduce air pollution.

    1-Bring in Tier 3 gasoline.

    2-Incentivize using compressed natural gas for cars. It is far cleaner than even Tier 3 gasoline, and cheaper too. The conversion kits are needlessly expensive due to EPA regs.

    3-Slow the flow of population growth along the Wasatch Front. We are about out of buildable land. Rather than do high density and cram ever more people in, let's encourage economic development in low population areas of the State, not so suspectible to winter inversions.

    4-Improve our roads to reduce congestion and idling in stop and go traffic. For the Billions spent on mass transit to carry 2% of trips, we could have dramatically improved roads and reduced congestion. Bangerter to freeway quality, build the West side freeway, and build a couple of east-west express routes.

  • JackRyanSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 29, 2019 6:59 p.m.

    All automakers are following Tesla's lead. In a few short years, most cars will be electric...not to mention, long haul truckers.

  • estebanborup Brunswick, GA
    Jan. 29, 2019 6:44 p.m.

    I never knew that all those years of sitting around campfires breathing in clean mountain air mixed with pine smoke could be such a dastardly deed capable of destroying life as we know it. Shame on me!

  • stevo123 Driggs, ID
    Jan. 29, 2019 6:21 p.m.

    Incentivize electric and hybrid and bring on tier 3. This could get immediate results.