Utah State University

Environment & Public Lands
2:27 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Study Shows Indoor Air Quality Better than Outdoors

Utah State University's webcam shows the Cache Valley covered by an inversion layer.
Utah State University/Utah Division of Air Quality

 When the air quality gets really bad in Utah’s valleys, residents are told to stay indoors.  But is our indoor air really any better?  A new study from Utah State University is helping to answer that question.

Environmental engineering professor Randy Martin says our indoor air is much cleaner than outdoors on cold inversion days.  He says a lot of the hazardous PM 2.5 particles tend to evaporate in the warmer indoor environment.  But he says we can also cause problems for ourselves inside.

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KUER Local News
10:17 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Remembering an Old-Time Gardener

Will Pitkin at his home in Hyde Park, Utah
Alicia Geesman

Will Pitkin taught at Utah State University for 40 years, and after his retirement, grew a garden that inspired many more people.  He passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the age of 77.  KUER originally aired this story in July, 2011 but we chose to broadcast it again in his memory.


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