Daniel Mendoza

How outdoor pollution affects indoor air quality

Wildfire and firework smoke are more impactful to indoor air than inversions.


Correlating air quality, land use and socioeconomic status

High-resolution analysis reveals connections between economic and environmental disparities.


A view overlooking salt lake valley from the University of Utah campus at sunset. On the horizon, you can see faint mountains that are obscured by hazy air, showing an example of air pollution that builds up in the valley.

Air pollution spikes reduce test scores

More frequent peak air pollution exposure was associated with reduced math and English language arts test scores for third graders in all primary public schools in Salt Lake County.


Air pollution’s effects on homeless populations

Whether or not they reside in shelters, people without housing are impacted by Utah’s air quality.


School absences correlate to impaired air quality

Even mildly elevated air pollution is associated with increase in absences in Salt Lake City.


How’s the transit weather?

Could a forecast of snow change how you get to campus?


How Salt Lake’s buildings affect its climate future

Researchers say that building policies now can have big impacts on energy use in the future.


A light rail TRAX train departing a station, with a sign indicating the train is headed to Salt Lake City

TRAX air quality study expands

A U air monitoring project, expanded to TRAX’s Blue Line, shows how smoke from last year’s fireworks drifted through the valley.


Air quality research

Researchers at the U renew their efforts to better understand who the big emitters are, who is being affected and how we can clear our air.