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Air purifiers are coming to Utah schools
Utah air pollution

There are significant declines in test scores when students take tests during days with high levels of pollution, according to research by the Brookings Institutions.

Combined funding from a federal grant, the Utah Department of Health and Human Services and Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment have made the classroom purifiers possible as part of the Clean Air Initiative.

School districts and individual schools can sign up for the program at the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment project website. The grant ends July 31, 2023.

Sheri's career in radio began at 7 years old in Los Angeles, California with a secret little radio tucked under her bed that she'd fall asleep with, while listening to The Dr. Demento Radio Show. She went on to produce the first science radio show in Utah in 1999 and has been reporting local, national and international stories ever since. After a stint as news director at KZYX on northern California's Lost Coast, she landed back at UPR in 2021.