Air pollution in Salt Lake City is a very serious issue that affects the health of all of its inhabitants, especially those at a higher risk for breathing issues such as children, the elderly, or anybody suffering from asthma. Salt Lake has some of the worst air quality in the nation, and we are not making enough of an effort to combat this issue. We have regulations on fires and things we can burn which helps a little, but industries around the salt lake city area should also make significant change to fix this problem.
Low air quality can irritate your eyes, nose, and throat, cause shortness of breath, fatigue, aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions, and possibly even affect your heart. Breathing air filled with pollution for long periods of time can cause more serious health problems.
Along with carpooling and making changes to reduce our own carbon footprint we as people need to take action and speak to our representatives in order to fight for better air quality because everybody deserves clean and healthy air.
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