From: Barbara Lentz
To: Pat Jones,
Subject: -empty-
Date: Mon Sep 30 14:58:59 MDT 2013
I saw a map from NASA, showing the death rates from pollution across the world. Salt Lake/Ogden was a very dark spot. I thought,"Maybe they are just outlining the Great Salt Lake." So I went to the NASA website and found this picture, along with this explanation:

"Human-generated particles often predominate in urban air -- what most people actually breathe -- and these particles trouble medical experts the most, explained Arden Pope, an epidemiologist at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah and one of the world's leading experts on the health impacts of air pollution. That's because the smaller PM2.5 particles evade the body defenses—small hair-like structures in the respiratory tract called cilia and hairs in our noses—that do a reasonably good job of clearing or filtering out the larger particles.

Small particles can make their way deep into human lungs and some ultrafine particles can even enter the bloodstream. Once there, they can spark a whole range of diseases including asthma, cardiovascular disease, and bronchitis. The American Heart Association estimates that in the United States alone, PM2.5 air pollution spark some 60,000 deaths a year."

Some possible solutions might be taken from how Mexico City dealt with similar issues:

Thank you for your help and support in addressing and solving this problem.

Barbara Lentz

PM2.5 Pollution.jpg