App helps Utahns track air quality

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

OGDEN -- This is a transitional weekend: It is not only a transition out of day light saving time, but also into inversion season.

And while you're re-setting the clock on your phone, the air experts at the Division of Air Quality suggest you download their air quality app.

“Air quality is such a huge, important issue,” said Donna Kemp Spangler, who is a Spokeswoman for the Department of Environmental Quality. “To find out if it's a no burn day, if the conditions are good enough to go out and exercise, all these things help you make these decisions.”

The Utah Air App is free and gives updated information on the air quality in all of Utah’s counties.

An estimated 17,000 people have already downloaded the app. And once the inversion settles in this winter, the people at the DAQ expect a lot more people will want air quality information at their fingertips.

Utah Air is available at the Google Play Store and Apple's iTunes Store.

2 comments

  • Joanne B

    We need to stop the people who install performance chips in personal-use diesel trucks and continue to illegally use them on streets. The blasts of pollutants that come out with that black smoke is dangerous. Yet no one enforces this law. Are we going to continue to turn a blind eye while our air quality suffers?

Comments are closed.