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LAST REASON

Utah is visited for its beautiful


landscape typically far from the
cities and air polluting sources.
The national parks, other than
storms, see beautiful air all year
round and that is one of the
reasons Fodors Travel named
Utah their pick for the best place
to visit in 2016.

ME DIA , T H E
R EAL THR EAT
TO UTAH S
Titles such as Seen as Nature Lovers Paradise,
Utah Struggles With Air Quality in the New York
Times give Utah a bad wrap. Facts about the air
and being in nature are rarely mentioned.

W HY UTAH S
AIR QUAL ITY
D OE SNT
E FFE CT
TOU RISM

The Truth is far from that. Utah is a land of


beauty. For every negative there is a positive.
Source: http://edugeography.com/content/
utah.html

Favors Travel named Utah #1 for destinations


in the world in 2016. The media and false
ideas are Utahs biggest challenge.

Source: lizarheadcyclingguides.com

Sources:
Source: www.tiki-toki.com

1: Hatch, Heidi. "Utah Trending toward 'first to Be Worst' in Air Quality."


KUTV. 09 Dec. 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2016.

2: "Ask an Astronomer." Cool Cosmos. Web. 13 Apr. 2016.


Front Image: utahscenictours.com

A look at the air and its eect on


this great state.

CAUSES OF AIR
P O O R Q UA L I T Y
IN D USTRI AL

Source: http://www.utahsna.org/content/utahsna/images/archcanyon.png

W H AT I S C L E A N
AIR?
* Clean air would be air at its basic form.
Our atmosphere is made up of mainly two
gaseous elements: Nitrogen 78% and Oxygen
21% with about 1% of everything else.(2)
* We begin to have problems when we
start introducing particles into the
atmosphere.

Industrial pollution is pollution that is caused by


manufacturing and everyday operations of
businesses. It has been found by the EPA that

U TA H G E T S
R E A L LY B A D A I R
Q UA L I T Y, W H Y
DOESNT IT
EFFECT TOURISM?

industries produce 50% of the pollution in the


United States.

COM M U NITY:

Source: environment-today.org

Community contribution would be the driving of


vehicles that put C02 into the atmosphere. As well as
wood burning stoves or fireplaces. Anything that a
community does to put particles into the air qualifies
for this.

* The Environmental Protection Agency


has set up a way to rank clean air and air that
gets worse and worse. It is the air quality
index. Below is the index and what each level
means.

Utahs bad air quality is caused


mainly by inversion. Which is caused
Source: auto.howstuffworks.com

N ATUR E:

by a warmer air sitting on colder air


Source: news.nationalpost.com

Natural air pollutants are anything that nature does to


put particles into the air. Such as Volcanoes and forrest
fires. Here in Utah we experience fire pollution about
every fall time for a few days.

and trapping the air in-between the


mountains. Keeping the pollutants
held down. This happens only for
about 18 days out of the year (1). The
rest of the year it is beautiful here.

Source: earthobservatory.nasa.gov
Source: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=aqibasics.aqi

Source: mediupdate1.blogspot.com