KUER News and RadioWest are bringing you a series of stories and conversations on Utah's air. It's easy to look at the haze on a red air quality day and say that something needs to be done about it. But what? We'll be talking about the roles that individuals, industry and government can play in cleaning up Utah's air quality. We'll also look at what the costs may to be to our economy and our health if we don't.
Clearing the Air: The Road Ahead
Thursday, we’re wrapping up our series on Utah’s bad air. A lot has changed in Northern Utah in the last couple months. Our air is a lot cleaner, and there’s a sense that efforts to help keep it that way have gained some momentum. But will that result in meaningful improvements to our air quality? If so, when, and what will those improvements cost us? We’ll also explore what we do and don’t know about how air pollution actually affects our bodies.
- Dr. Robert Paine is the chief of the Pulmonary Division at the University of Utah School of Medicine and the director of the Program for Air Quality, Health and Society.
- Andrea Smardon is a KUER News reporter. We have a link below to her story in our "Clearing the Air" series about the health consequences of air pollution.
- Matt Pacenza is the policy director at HEAL Utah.
- Terry Gildea is KUER's news director.
- Judy Fahys writes about nuclear waste, climate change and pollution for the Salt Lake Tribune.