Emma D. Utah

Air Pollution

This is a short letter to the President, entailing the dangers of air pollution and how important it is for us to face this impending problem.

Dear Future President,

Being President comes with a great amount of responsibility and a goal to better America. I believe that you should invest your time in helping cleaning our air. Even though according to the New York Times America compared to other countries (for example India and China) has a relatively low amount pollution; in 63% there are less than 10 micrograms per cubic meter, and for 34% of America there is 10-19.9 micrograms per cubic meter, and for 1% of America there is more than 50 micrograms per cubic meter (According to the New York Times). This shows that there is still a big amount of pollution in America and especially in Salt Lake City Utah which is where I am from. In the winter of 2015 “the Utah Division of Air Quality's monitors reporting PM 2.5 concentrations as high as 70 micrograms of particles per cubic meter of air in the Salt Lake Valley.” According to the Salt Lake Tribune Any pollutants under 2.5 microns in diameter, they are so tiny they lodge deep in lung tissue. Although Utah has passed numerous clean air acts, the air has been seemingly getting worse. I believe that this problem is something that we should invest our time in, to improve the health of everyone.




Judge Memorial

Judge Memorial-Jeffreys

Students enrolled in AP English Language and Composition at Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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