Health experts coming together for Cache Valley Air Quality Summit

It might not be the end of Red Air Days but organizers hope people will get some valuable information by attending the Cache Valley Air Quality Summit coming up Thursday, April 25. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riverwoods Conference Center, 615 Riverwoods Parkway in Logan.

The summit is sponsored by the Bear River Health Department and the Utah Department of Health. Grant Koford, director of environmental health at the Bear River Health Department, was a recent guest on <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk program</a>. Koford said speakers include Dr. Arden Pope from Brigham Young University and Dr. Robert Rolfs who is with the Utah Department of Health. 

“We have some leading experts from the Department of Health, we have a pediatrician coming up to talk about the effects on children, of course Dr. (Ed) Redd will be there and Dr. (Jim) Davis from the university,” Koford said. “There’s a good line up of folks, well qualified folks to talk about just the basic facts of how this does affect our health and how we can protect our health.”

He said the Cache County Council has voted to support a vehicle emissions inspection program and it has been delegated to the Board of Health of the Bear River Health Department to administer it.

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