Impact of wildfires on air quality in Utah

Utah (ABC4) – Most of the Wasatch Front smoke was air conditioning on Monday, according to air quality experts.

According to the Utah Department of Environmental Protection, one of the major issues facing wildfires is particulate matter.

According to the department, most of Utah remained in the green category for several Mondays. Parts of the state sometimes increase ozone levels, expected around this year.

Bray Bird, director of the Air Quality Division, said this year’s air quality is better than what the state has seen in recent years. Bird gas prices have skyrocketed, reducing the amount of time people spend on the streets and reducing the weather.

“We have experienced windstorms, we have some clouds around us, which helped stabilize ozone production during the summer. So that combination was good to this point, but it could change at any time, ”said Bird.

At this point, the latest weather forecasts forecast moderate air quality across the state tomorrow and Wednesday, which means people with unusual moods should consider reducing their time outdoors.

Bird’s extra air quality is especially bad in late summer.

Go to the Utah Environmental Quality Air Station for the latest air quality reports.

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