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The air pollution problem in Utah needs to be addressed, and soon. We had three babies in Oregon before moving here to Utah, where we lost three babies in miscarriages before discovering the group Utah Physicians for Healthy Environment.
We did our research, and this last year, when I was pregnant again and the inversion arrived, we sealed our house, bought powerful NASA air purifiers, and became hermits. Now we have a beautiful, healthy 2-month-old who made it through.
It is a terrible tragedy to us that the only thing that changed was the air quality. Every single baby deserves fresh air to grow and thrive; no parent should lose a precious little one because of Utah's "business climate" and permissiveness toward big polluters. It's not the cars; where we lived in Oregon they did not even do emissions testing.