Episode #84: Royal DeLegge, Director of Environmental Health at Salt Lake County Health Department

Matt chats with Royal about his efforts on behalf of Salt Lake County to improve air quality and to work on climate change for the sake of public health. Royal discusses his involvement with the Utah Clean Cities Coalition to provide alternative fuel options and promote non-idling practices, as well as Salt Lake County’s measures to enforce wood burning regulations. You can report a wood-burning violation at any time, here. Finally, Matt and Royal explains an important effect of global climate change in Salt Lake County — heat stress, a growing public health concern. To find a place to cool off this summer in Salt Lake City, visit this interactive “cool zone” map. To learn more about the county health department’s work, check them out on the Web and on FacebookInstagram, and their YouTube Channel.