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Presentations to address air quality concerns

Two free presentations on air quality are being offered to the public in November.The “Smart Citizen Series” on air quality is designed to educate people on air pollution basics, associated risks, and how pollution is managed. It is being presented by the Garfield County Energy Advisory Board, Garfield County Environmental Health and Colorado Mountain College.On Nov. 15, Mesa State College professor Russell Walker will talk on “What is air pollution? Where does it come from, and will I be exposed?”On Nov. 29, Mark McMillan, manager of the Environmental Problem Solving Program for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, will discuss: “How does air pollution affect my health and how is air quality addressed?” Both presentations will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the new West Garfield Colorado Mountain College Auditorium, 3695 Airport Road in Rifle.This series comes as Garfield County Environmental Health prepares for the release of data from a two-year air quality study it conducted in cooperation with CMC and the state health department. The groups have been looking more closely at air issues in the region because of growth in population, traffic, and industries such as natural gas development.For more information contact Jim Rada, environmental health manager for Garfield County, at 625-5200.


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