While air quality impacts all of us, people with chronic diseases often have more trouble when the air quality is poor. In the Wasatch Front area of Utah, especially in the Salt Lake Valley, air quality tends to be at its worst during inversions. This is especially problematic in the winter. We often see worsening of respiratory conditions, such as asthma, during times of poor air quality.
Being aware of the air quality can help guide outdoor activities, specially for people with chronic conditions. The link below is the AirNow Website, which provides up to date information on out air quality.