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Solutions sought for Utah’s air quality issues
January 2, 2014, 9:07 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s air quality has been unhealthy lately, and physicians and lawmakers are looking for solutions to the situation.

Doctor Brian Moench of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment said the air quality is a real danger.

“Air pollution affects virtually every organ system in the body and has the potential to either cause or aggravate virtually every disease that we know is related to smoking cigarettes,” he said.

So far solutions such as reducing driving and wood burning have been put forward, but others say more needs to be done. Erin Mendenhall is the executive director of Breathe Utah and is a Salt Lake City Council member-elect, and she is advocating for a more comprehensive mass transit system.

“We need to have a multi-modal transportation system, where you have more than one option from getting from A to B,” she said. “Get buses…

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