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It's the time of year when poor air quality becomes a health concern for many Utahns, especially children and those with asthma. These resources can help you protect your health during inversion season:

Air Quality Index

Link to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Index webpage

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.

Click here for current AQI conditions in Utah.

For more information on air pollution in Utah, visit health.utah.gov/utahair.

Air Quality Programs

The Utah Asthma Program has two air quality programs, the Recess Guidance for schools and the EPA Air Quality Flag Program for schools and community organizations.

The Utah Recess Guidance is a set of recommendations for when elementary school students should stay indoors for recess based on current air quality.

Link to EPA Air Quality Flag Program

The EPA Air Quality Flag Program is designed to increase awareness of air quality among students and the community.

This program also helps involve students in checking air quality and learning more about how air quality affects their health.

What is a Certified Asthma Educator?

A Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C) is an expert in teaching, educating, and counseling individuals with asthma and their families in the knoweldge and skills necessary to minimize the impact of asthma on their quality of life.

Learn more on the Certified Asthma Educators webpage.

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