Clearing the Air http://kuer.org en Herbert Asks Public to Take Responsibility for Clean Air http://kuer.org/post/herbert-asks-public-take-responsibility-clean-air <p>Governor Gary Herbert demonstrated three simple things Utahns can do to help lower harmful emissions as he kicked off Clean Air Month at a house across the street from the State Capitol today.</p><p>Governor Herbert says Utahns aren’t always aware of the simple ways we can help clean up the air but gave these three tips while declaring May Clean Air Month. One could update older fuel storage containers, use paints with low amounts of volatile organic compounds, and replace gas powered yard equipment with cleaner alternatives.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 22:02:16 +0000 Brian Grimmett 28711 at http://kuer.org Herbert Asks Public to Take Responsibility for Clean Air Clearing the Air: Health Consequences http://kuer.org/post/clearing-air-health-consequences <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah physicians declared a public health emergency in the middle of a particularly bad air pollution season this year, pointing to spikes in ER visits, respiratory and cardiovascular episodes, and even deaths.&nbsp; Governor Gary Herbert declined to declare an emergency and says that some activists are exaggerating the problem. In the final story in our series of reports on </span><a href="http://radiowest.kuer.org/topic/clearing-air" style="line-height: 1.5;">Clearing the Air</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>KUER<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> looks at what we know and don’t know about the health effects of Utah’s air pollution.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:38:40 +0000 Andrea Smardon 26314 at http://kuer.org Clearing the Air: Health Consequences