Speaker Date Topic
Clean Air in Utah Nov 17, 2020
Thom Carter, Exec. Dir. of UCAIR - Utah Clean Air Partnership
Thom Carter, Exec. Dir. of UCAIR - Utah Clean Air Partnership

Air quality is a significant concern for Utah residents. The state’s topography and climate lead to episodic air pollution during the winter and summer months. Seasonal temperature inversions trap emissions that form particulate matter and ozone. Complex chemical processes create these harmful pollutants, which often rise to unhealthy levels, posing public health risks, economic consequences and decreased quality of life. Utah Clean Air Partnership aims to educate and advocate Utahns on clean air.

Radon - How to Protect Yourself Dec 01, 2020
Eleanor Divver, Dept. of Air Quality
Eleanor Divver, Dept. of Air Quality

1 out of 2 homes in Summit County have high levels of Radon. Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in
the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the
county. It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and
fixed through well-established venting techniques.