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Utah participates in Air Quality Awareness Week

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Posted at 7:18 PM, Apr 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-29 21:18:07-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- It’s Air Quality Awareness Week, and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality is participating in the national program by working to raise awareness regarding air quality issues.

The department will be posting a variety of air-quality-related topics on their Facebook page each day.

Donna Spangler, communication director for the DEQ, said Utah faces challenging air quality days in the winter and in the summer, but she said there are things people can do to help Utah’s air quality improve.

"Some of the simple things could be replacing aerosol sprays with products that are environmentally friendly, or delaying mowing their lawn on days where there's high ozone,” she said.

Experts also said it’s better to mow lawns in the morning or evening because pollution builds up during the middle of the day.

Daily air quality information for Utah is available by clicking here.