Gray skies during December don’t always mean snow is on the way. Particulate matter from car exhaust, coal power plants and other businesses gets stuck in Utah valleys for days and weeks on end. What are the health consequences of extended exposure to dirty air?
- Dr. Brian Moench, president, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment
Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment will conduct a public seminar on the latest medical research about chronic diseases caused by air pollution Monday, Dec. 19 at 2:45 p.m., Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 East, 400 South, 4th floor conference room. At 2 p.m., they will join Utah Moms for Clean Air to announce a lawsuit against Rio Tinto/Kennecott Utah Copper for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.
A federal agency wants to ban use of electronics by people behind the wheel. That means no more cell calls or texts while driving. What’s the latest research on how cell phones distract us?
- Dr. David Strayer, Professor of Cognitive and Neural Science, University of Utah
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