LETTER: Get educated about inversion
Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 15:01
To the editor:
Students: Welcome back to Cache Valley, famous for having the worst winter air quality in the nation. On the first day of classes Logan had the worst air quality in the nation behind Provo (AirNow.gov). Learn more about the problem, check current conditions, and sign up for air quality alerts at: http://www.airquality.utah.gov/logan.html
Red air days are bad for everyone?s health and the effects are cumulative, like smoking cigarettes. We are slowing poisoning ourselves, with vehicle pollution being the main culprit. We all need to drive less and avoid idle your vehicle; skip the drive through. Consider your vehicle?s MPG while idling. Use the free LTD/CVTD bus, car pool, or walk; exercise indoors. Educate yourself and your friends. For more info on the long term health effects and how to combat the problem, check out Choose Clean Air: http://www.cleanair.utah.gov/ and Breathe Utah: http://breatheutah.org/.
Be part of the solution, not a cause of the problem.
Jean M. Lown