air quality

Courtesy of Andrew Bare / InciWeb, National Wildfire Coordinating Group

This is the 22nd consecutive year of drought in the Colorado River Basin, which includes the Four Corners region. With extreme drought comes increased risk of wildfires. KSJD public health reporter Tay Glass explores the dangers of wildfire smoke and ways to mitigate its negative effects.


KSJD Local Newscast - June 8, 2021

Jun 8, 2021


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On Wednesday morning, smoke from a prescribed fire near Dolores settled into the Montezuma Valley. Scott Landes with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment joined KSJD's Austin Cope on the phone to discuss the public health impacts of smoke and other airborne matter, and how his team monitors air quality in general.

A Train Crash And A Health Tragedy

Nov 4, 2014
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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Trisha Sheehan, regional field manager at Moms Clean Air Force, about when a train crash occurred outside of her town and led to the toxic contamination of her family when vinyl chloride that was being transported on that train was released into the air.