From Jen's Green Journal: Did you know . . .
The air quality in the Salt Lake Valley shaves off an average of two years per person's life span?
Each red alert day is equivalent to smoking half a pack of cigarettes? With 22 red alert days this past winter, each one of us -- including babies and children -- has had the equivalent of smoking 11 packs of cigarettes this year.
That's disgusting. I had a hard time this winter with the gross air. I hated to drive to the school to pick up my son, because that contributes to the air pollution, but I didn't want us to be out walking with the air the way it was either. We can all do little things to make a difference...
Check out Utah Moms for Clean Air to find out how you can make a difference in your neighborhood.
(I particularly like the suggestion of not letting your car idle)