Summer in Utah has arrived, bringing warm sunny days, hikes, and other outdoor enjoyments. At this time, air quality can become a health concern for many Utahns, especially children and those with asthma. These resources can help you protect your health during ozone season:
The air quality index (AQI) gives information on current and forecasted air quality conditions. The AQI will help you understand what your local air quality conditions are and what that means for your health.
For more information on air pollution in Utah, visit health.utah.gov/utahair
The Utah Departments of Health and Environmental Quality have developed recommendations for outdoor physical activity in the summertime to avoid unhealthy exposure to summertime ozone. Check out the Utah Asthma Program's Summer Pollution page by clicking here.