BAD AIR is here to stay for the next week thanks to a high pressure system that is locking in a lid of warm air over our valley basin. Think of it this way: We are living in a toilet bowl that we are all using and no one can flush. YEP, it is that disgusting.
Consider keeping your kids in for recess even if your school doesn’t mandate indoor recess, change the air filters in your home furnace system and car (if it has one), run a portable air filter in bedrooms at night (especially in rooms with babies and young children), run that same filter in family areas at other times of the day, consider wearing air masks (to breathe cleaner air outside and to make a statement), and consider a President’s weekend getaway to some place blessed with cleaner air.
p.s. It does not have to be this way. As a society, we are CHOOSING this nasty dirty life-choking air. We can choose clean air, but only if we make our voices heard. Yes, clean air is expensive, but so is dirty air. The question is who pays the price. Should it be our babies, our children, our elders or the big polluters?
p.s.s Do you part to prevent more pollution from entering our airshed. Do not idle, but do trip-chain, carpool, delay car trips/errands that can be delayed and/or take public transportation. Also, avoid VOCs in home construction/cleaning & maintenance projects, do not burn scented candles, and no wood burning!
Sign up for air action alerts by texting CLEANAIR to 41411. Finally, PLEASE contact Governor Herbert, the DAQ, your mayor and other elected officials and say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. UTAHNS DESERVE TO BREATHE CLEAN AIR.