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I have tried to look at the air quality report for today, but it won't work. I am wondering if today is a red burn day again. I have two little boys with asthma and they begged me to find out!! Thanks

Teresa B.

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I'm not sure what the problem was on the day that Teresa sent this but let's clear the air. The Utah Division of Air Quality has a website that we get our info from. It's http://www.airquality.utah.gov/ .

If you click on this, you'll be at the home page with a forecast for each day.

In the summer we don't burn as much so instead of red burn days we have red alert ozone days. These days where it gets very hot we get high concentrations of surface based ozone. Anyone with breathing problems and even those who are healthy shouldn't be outside exercising in this nasty air.

On high ozone days you can definitely bring smaller children to do something with less exertion such as just sitting in the pool (versus running around at the park).

The link is above in the text and on the right.

Answered by KSL Meteorologist Dina Freedman.

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