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Worse than LA

Published April 19, 2013 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Over a month ago, I visited my daughter and her family in Salt Lake City. They live in the Avenues and have a bird's-eye view of the city from their living room.

What we saw was most disconcerting. The entire city was enveloped in a grey cloud, a blanket of smog, the likes of which I had never seen in Los Angeles.

My grandchildren were coughing and sneezing. I noted the same phenomena in other children at the downtown library. We could only imagine the health conditions of the city's children at large.

When I attended the University of Utah years ago, this pollution did not exist. The freeway was only a dream then.

Whatever the causes of the smog, political action must be taken. We owe this to our children.

Samuel M. Rosen

Newbury Park, Calif.