Study: air pollution along Utah’s Wasatch Front causes more than 200 pneumonia cases each year
Green Car Congress
JANUARY 11, 2018
Air pollution trapped along the Wasatch Front by winter inversions is estimated to send more than 200 people to the emergency room with pneumonia each year, according to a study by University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare. During the winter months, Utah’s Wasatch Front experiences periodic weather inversions that trap emissions along the metropolitan valley. This study also shows just the tip of the iceberg of the costs we in Utah bear as a result of air pollution.