Summer in Utah has arrived, bringing warm sunny days, hikes, holidays and fireworks, 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 allergy, ozone, and firework season:
Firework smoke and wood smoke can be a trigger for an asthma attack. Check out the Utah Asthma Program's Wood Smoke and Asthma page and the American College of Allergy Asthma, and Immunology's Breathe easy and don't scratch this Fourth of July page for tips to protect your family this season.
The Utah Department of Health and Utah Department of Environmental Quality 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 and click here for current ozone levels in your county.