My brothers and I, who were raised in Utah but now live in Washington and Oregon, have a tradition of coming back home to visit our parents for the holidays. But during this visit, I've been absolutely shocked by how terrible the pollution has become.
I worry for my parents' health. My father is already on his third cold this winter, my brother and a family friend got sick a few days after arriving, and my husband and I, who never get sick, have developed a cold and scratchy throat during our visit here. I ask myself, "How could the people of Salt Lake City let this happen?"
I am sure there are plenty of extremely concerned citizens, many of whom have done what they can to improve the air quality, but it obviously isn't enough.