Salt Lake County

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.


Persistent inequitable exposure to air pollution in Salt Lake County schools

A new study utilized a community-university partnership of nearly 200 PM 2.5 sensors through the Air Quality and U network. U researchers revealed persistent social inequalities in Salt Lake County schools.


GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON FOOTHILL DRIVE

The Foothill Drive Implementation Strategy project team wants to hear from the University of Utah community on ideas for improvements to Foothill Drive.


FOOTHILL DRIVE

A newly completed plan will identify short and long term strategies for traffic congestion, neighborhood connections, safety and transportation options.