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 from winter pollution during inversion 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. Click here for current AQI conditions in Utah.
Use the Asthma Symptom Tracking Sheet to assist in tracking air pollution levels and your symptoms. Use the sheet to plan your physical activity.
For more information on air pollution in Utah, visit health.utah.gov/utahair.
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. You can learn more about these programs here.
The Recess Guidance is designed to determine when students should be kept indoors for recess on bad air days.
Contact us to receive alerts during inversion season.
The 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.
Contact us for a free flag kit (limited supply).