Tag archief: woodsmoke pollution

Een ontsteking is het natuurlijke afweermechanisme van het lichaam om een indringer zoals gifstof o.a. in houtrook………..

Een ontsteking is het natuurlijke afweermechanisme van het lichaam om een indringer zoals gifstof o.a. in houtrook…..

 

BRON:DR.  VEDAL UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

aldus Dr. S Vedal !!! Houtrook bevat veel PM2,5 fijnstof.
PM 2,5 fijnstof deeltjes dringen diep in het lichaam en veroorzaken verstoringen in het lichaam zoals ontstekingen.

fijnstof pm 2,5aa

 

handhier

 

 

 

 

En dit is het nieuws van hartchirurg Dwight Lundell

“Wereldberoemde hartchirurg onthult ware oorzaak hartkwalen”

Posted on by Patrick Bömer
Wereldberoemde hartchirurg onthult ware oorzaak hartkwalen | Niburu | Voeding en het effect op hart en bloedvaten | Scoop.it

De wereldberoemde hartchirurg Dwight Lundell heeft 25 jaar ervaring in zijn vakgebied, heeft meer dan 5.000 open hartoperaties verricht en moet nu toegeven dat hij ernaast zat. Op basis van de wetenschappelijke literatuur hield het medisch establishment altijd vol dat hartziekten het gevolg zijn van een verhoogd cholesterolgehalte.

De enige geaccepteerde therapie was het voorschrijven van medicijnen die cholesterol verlagen en een vetarm dieet. Gesteld werd dat een vetarm dieet zou leiden tot een lager cholesterolgehalte en dus minder hartziekten. Afwijken van deze aanbevelingen werd gezien als ketterij.

Aderwand

Enkele jaren geleden werd ontdekt dat ontstekingen in de aderwand de werkelijke oorzaak zijn van hartziekten. Langzamerhand vindt er een paradigmaverschuiving plaats.

De diëtaire aanbevelingen hebben inmiddels wel een diabetes- en obesitas-epidemie veroorzaakt. Ondanks het feit dat 25 procent van de bevolking dure statines slikt en dat veel vet is verdwenen uit ons dieet, overlijden er meer mensen aan hartziekten dan ooit tevoren.

Uit de statistieken van de American Heart Association blijkt bijvoorbeeld dat 75 miljoen Amerikanen momenteel lijden aan hartziekten en dat nog eens 20 miljoen diabetes hebben. De patiënten worden bovendien steeds jonger.

Natuur

Zonder ontstekingen in het lichaam zal cholesterol zich nooit ophopen in de aderwand om vervolgens hartziekten of beroertes te kunnen veroorzaken. Zonder ontstekingen zou cholesterol vrijelijk door het lichaam bewegen zoals de natuur het bedoeld heeft. Door ontstekingen houdt het lichaam cholesterol gevangen.

Een ontsteking is het natuurlijke afweermechanisme van het lichaam om een indringer zoals een bacterie, gifstof of virus uit de weg te ruimen. Wanneer we het lichaam echter continu blootstellen aan gifstoffen of voedsel dat het lichaam niet goed kan verteren, krijgen we last van chronische ontstekingen.

De schade en ontstekingen aan onze bloedvaten worden veroorzaakt door het vetarme dieet dat al jaren wordt aanbevolen door de reguliere geneeskunde. Door het overmatig gebruik van bewerkte koolhydraten zoals suiker en meel en de overconsumptie van plantaardige oliën uit sojabonen, maïs en zonnebloem ontstaat de chronische ontsteking.

 Becel Pro-activ

In Nederland vinden we bijvoorbeeld Becel Pro-activ in de supermarkt. Unilever belooft dat de boter het cholesterol verlaagt en hart- en vaatziekten voorkomt. ‘Aanbevolen door de Hartstichting’ staat prominent op de zijkant. Becel Pro-activ bevat echter onnatuurlijk grote hoeveelheden plantensterol. De consumptie van plantensterolen in bijvoorbeeld sojaolie kan leiden tot een toename van het risico op hart- en vaatziekten en is een risicofactor voor het ontstaan van aderverkalking. De organisatie wil dat het product uit de supermarkten verdwijnt.

Dr. Lundell heeft dit gezien in duizenden en duizenden bloedvaten. Wat kunnen we ertegen doen? Eet meer eiwitten voor sterkere spieren. Kies koolhydraten die zeer complex zijn, zoals in kleurrijk fruit en in groenten. Gebruik geen soja- of maïsolie en het bewerkte voedsel dat ervan wordt gemaakt. Kies daarentegen voor olijfolie of biologische roomboter.

 

Door voedsel en ook fijnstof dat ontstekingen in je lichaam veroorzaakt te vermijden en essentiële voedingsstoffen uit vers onbewerkt voedsel tot je te nemen herstel je de schade aan je bloedvaten en de rest van je lichaam. 

Bomen als brandstof gebruiken leidt vaak tot een hogere CO2-uitstoot dan bij steenkool.

1vd-BRON EENVANDAAG

Massaal worden er bossen gekapt om aan de vraag naar houtpellets te voldoen.

light_blue

Adam Macon (milieu-organisatie Dogwood Alliance)Adam Macon (milieu-organisatie Dogwood Alliance) ;

Je weet niet wat je ziet op zo’n plek waar al het hout is gekapt.

Dan sta je ineens in een woestenij. Een compleet ECO-systeem is daar weggevaagd.
En dan te bedenken dat het allemaal gebeurt in de naam van duurzame energiewinning. Dat is krankzinnig en ik vind het vreselijk. Ik kom hier vandaan, ik ben opgegroeid in de Appalachen. En als je dan ziet dat de bossen waar je je altijd zo thuis voelde worden verwoest en vermalen tot houtpellets om naar Europa te worden verscheept en daar verbrand om bij jullie warm te maken, dat is werkelijk vreselijk! En wij hopen dat regeringen, ook in Nederland, zo verstandig zijn om niet langer in te zetten op biomassa als energiebron. Bijna 90% van de bosgrond is hier in handen van particulieren. Er is een groot gebrek aan regelgeving om onze bossen te beschermen. Ministerraad

Minister Kamp (VVD) is voorstander van gebruik van Amerikaans hout.

Ik zou ‘m allereerst uitnodigen om hier zelf te komen kijken, in North Carolina. Om met eigen ogen te zien wat de gevolgen zijn.
Om eens te kijken naar zo’n gigantische open plek in het bos.

Bomen als brandstof gebruiken leidt vaak tot een hogere CO2-uitstoot dan bij steenkool. Dus als je iets wilt doen aan de klimaatverandering:

Biomassa als energiebron stimuleren is een stap achteruit, niet vooruit.
 light_blue

Amerikaans hout verstoken in Nederlandse centrales. CO2 vrij???
Nederland heeft niet genoeg hout, dus halen we het uit Amerika!!!

light_blue

Transport en verwerking, dat kost alleen maar energie!!!…
Daar hoor je de  houtkachelbranche nooit over.

Wageningen - Portret Directeur NIOO Louise Vet. Brochure NIOO.Ik zie het als een enorme foute weg volgens Louise Vet van het Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen.
Waarom halen wij hout uit Amerika om het te verstoken?
Dat is natuurlijk een idiote situatie, maar die ontstaat doordat privé bosbezitters daar goed geld mee verdienen!!!
Boom wordt gerooid, dat kost energie, hij wordt versnipperd, dat kost energie. Het wordt verscheept over de wereld, dat kost energie.  Tegen die tijd ben je de ‘winst’ eigenlijk al kwijt.
En die milieuwinst daar was het allemaal om te doen.

light_blue

Jacqueline Cramer (oud-milieu minister)ICT~Milieu - 100 miljoen kilo ICT- apparatuur gerecycled
Het verstoken van biomassa in kolencentrales is niet de toekomst.
Nederland geeft subsidie voor het slopen van Amerikaans bos.
ehhhh dat is ehhhhh daar moeten wij mee stoppen en zo snel mogelijk….. en dan hebben wij het nog niet over de extra luchtvervuiling door het verbranden van de houtpellets.

wwi_range

New wood-burning rules will save Valley lives

BRON: Who doesn’t love a crackling wood fire on a cold day?

Answer: People with asthma, allergies and heart conditions.

So while many of us — if not most of us — love the smell of burning almond or oak and the sight of flickering flames, the right thing to do is to comply with the San Joaquin Valley’s new wood-burning regulations.

The new rules are expected to shut down most wood burning in fireplaces, older stoves and inserts from Nov. 1 to Feb. 28. These fireplaces and older heaters create more than 90% of the Valley’s soot pollution. The only exceptions during this time will be when a storm scours harmful pollution out of the air.

We wish the rules — some say they are the toughest in the country — weren’t necessary. But our Valley’s unique pollution-retaining shape and federal health standards leave us with no other options.

The Bee’s Mark Grossi wrote in an Oct. 31 story on the new regulation:

“As one of the dirtiest air basins in the country, the Valley needs dramatic cutbacks in fireplace soot, which is among the most dangerous air pollutants. On the worst winter days, soot is about a third of the particle pollution hanging in the air over neighborhoods.”

Some folks are bound to be angry with the rule. They’ll view it as infringing on their freedom — another example of California nanny-state politics.

But if they think about a loved one coughing all winter or dying prematurely because a neighbor burns wood in the fireplace all winter, they might change their tune.

Good neighbors respect and support each other. Sacrificing the ambience of hearth and logs is a small price for significantly improving somebody’s health.

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is backing the rules with a carrot-and-stick approach.

Homeowners can get up to $1,500 for certified inserts, which can cost up to $5,000 or more. Applicants who qualify as low income can get up to $2,500. Another $500 is available for those who are converting to natural gas, which is exempt from all restrictions because it burns so cleanly.

Beware: The district is cracking down on violators. Fines start at $50 and can climb as high as $1,000 for repeat offenders.

If you still think this is much ado about nothing significant, you are wrong. Dozens of lives will be saved this winter by the new rules, district officials say.

One of those spared might be someone you know.

 

Comment by going to fresnobee.com and clicking on the editorial.

Salt Lake County approves wood-burning ban to start in 2016

USA

 

Een stookverbod bij slechte weersomstandigheden. 🙂 Dat is een begin… U weet dat in de USA ze voorlopen op Nederland. Alle hypes en weet ik niet wat waren eerst in de USA. Nu komt er iets heel goeds uit de USA
Dus over een paar jaar krijgen wij een stookverbod bij mist en weinig wind. Daarna een algeheel stookverbod. De fanatieke stoker (dit keer een vrouw) laat goed zien dat ze maling aan alles hebben, want ik word niet ziek hoor….en het verkeer ehhhh nee de fabrieken zijn de oorzaak. En reken maar dat ze voor 29 euro het vliegtuig pakt.

BRON:SALT LAKE CITY — On Thursday, the Salt Lake County Board of Health passed a new regulation that bans wood burning on bad air days. The step to improve Utah’s air quality during inversion season is getting mixed reactions.

What is typically a beautiful view across the Salt Lake Valley to the Oquirrh Mountains is anything but nice during an inversion. That pollution that gets trapped is what the Salt Lake County Health Department and Mayor want to alleviate, and one step is passing a health regulation banning wood burning.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams said: “We think it’s modest. It’s not an outright ban, but it’s just on those days where we have red and yellow action alerts.”

The regulation bans burning wood, coal or pellets in fireplaces or stoves, along with outdoor fires like bonfires, patio pit and charcoal grill fires–unless the fire is the only source of heat.

McAdams said, “This will have a meaningful impact on our air quality, that the actions of a few people are harming thousands.”

Salt Lake resident Carole Johnson suffers from the pollution on those bad air days and said she’s in favor of the ban.

“We have like a week at a time where we have inversion, and if we don’t burn that week and we can all benefit from it, I think it’s beneficial for all of us,” she said.

But a government mandate is what has West Jordan resident Shonna Alva upset.

“There should never be a regulation or an ordinance or anything of that nature that limits your ability to feed yourself, heat yourself, things of that nature,” Alva said.

Alva thinks this ban is a misuse of power from county officials and she said if they are going to truly solve Utah’s air pollution problem, they need to also better regulate other industries.

“If they were going to restrict everything, they said, ‘This is too much pollution,’ and they have facts to stand behind it, I would be more likely to support it,” she said.

The wood burning ban doesn’t apply to households that rely on wood fireplaces or stoves as their sole source for heat or in an emergency situations, such as a power outage when it’s cold.

Health officials will focus on educating residents this year. Fines will be issued starting January of 2016. Fines will be as high as $299 per day for repeat offenders.

Residents can file reports with the Salt Lake County Health Dept. here.

no-burn-regulation

Luchtvervuiling groter probleem dan broeikas effect

Beijing

Air pollution makes Beijing nearly ‘uninhabitable for human beings’

After many days without rain in densely populated places like Los Angeles and New York City, it is sometimes possible to catch a small glimpse of what is an everyday reality for Beijing, China’s 20-some million residents — thick blankets of blackish smog that penetrate the air and fill the lungs of those who breathe it.

Beijing is one of the most air-polluted cities on the planet, so much so that researchers from the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences declared it to be almost “uninhabitable for human beings” in a recent study. Buildings throughout the city are having to be outfitted with special air purifiers, and schoolchildren are being forced to play sports indoors, underneath special protective inflatable domes.

“It’s a bit of a change having to go through an airlock on the way to class,” stated Travis Washko, director of sports at the British School of Beijing, to The Guardian about some of the new ways the city’s institutions are dealing with the problem. “But the kids love it, and parents can now rest assured their children are playing in a safe environment.”

If it weren’t for the dome, students would be forced outdoors into a thick layer of noxious pollution that almost never subsides. Air pollution has become so dense, in fact, that China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the average 18-year-old Beijing resident will spend about 40 percent of his remaining years in ill health.

read more

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/048058_air_pollution_Beijing_inflatable_domes.html#ixzz3MX0p2qS6

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/048058_air_pollution_Beijing_inflatable_domes.html#ixzz3MX0hMEzZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/048058_air_pollution_Beijing_inflatable_domes.html#ixzz3MX0Rx84l

How to reduce the effects of smoke inhalation as bushfire rages in Adelaide Hills

How to reduce the effects of smoke inhalation as bushfire rages in Adelaide Hills

Five homes destroyed in SA fires

Five homes destroyed in SA fires

AS fires rage across South Australia today, billowing smoke from fires in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges cast a shadow across the state.

Health officials have warned of the effects that come with it.

Smoke, made up of matter from burning debris, causes irritation to the eyes, nose, throat and lungs. Finer particles also penetrate deep into the lung tissue and toxic gases, such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides can also cause serious health issues.

The increasing winds can carry smoke and ash particles long distances so those who are not directly impacted by the bushfires, including built-up areas, are also at risk.

According to SA Health, high concentrations of smoke can cause shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing, burning eyes, running nose, chest tightness, chest pain, dizziness or light-headedness.

Smoke from the bushfire over Adelaide this morning. Picture: Mal Brown

Smoke from the bushfire over Adelaide this morning. Picture: Mal Brown

Preventive measures issued by SA Health include:

STAY indoors and close windows, doors and, where possible, air vents.

IF possible stay in air-conditioned premises. Switch refrigerated airconditioner to ‘recycle’ or ‘recirculate’. Evaporative air conditioners should be turned off at the first sign of thick, heavy smoke.

REDUCE other sources of air pollution or household activities such as cooking with gas, burning candles or vacuum cleaning.

AVOID vigorous activities, especially if the older person has asthma or other chronic lung or heart conditions.

Face masks are also an effective preventive but SA Health advises that ordinary paper masks, handkerchiefs or bandannas do not filter out fine particles from bushfire smoke. A better option is P2 masks which filter bushfire smoke and are available at hardware stores.

The elderly are particularly susceptible to the effects of bushfire smoke. It can aggravate existing health problems such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, heart conditions, asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases.

The National Asthma Council Australia released advice for asthmatics living in a bushfire zone to activate their fire safety survival plan.

“Bushfire smoke and increased air pollution could irritate the lungs and cause breathing difficulties in people with asthma, and children and the elderly are most at risk,” said NAC Chairman Dr Jonathan Burdon.

Preventive medication, reliever medications and an evacuation kit should be kept on hand at all time.

“Unless advised to evacuate, people with asthma in smoke-affected areas should stay indoors and close all windows, doors and air vents to prevent smoke entering their home,” he said.

“If you can’t prevent smoke from entering your home, consider staying with friends or going to a place where you will be less exposed to smoke, such as an air-conditioned shopping centre.”

Inhalers should not be kept in the car glove box or other hot places as heat can make the medication ineffective.

An asthma action plan asthma action plan can is available on smartphones via the Asthma Buddy app for iPhone and Android.

Utah’s Crusader for Clean Air

ContinuumTHE MAGAZINE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

Through the Years

 BRON

Utah’s Crusader for Clean Air

University of Utah alum Brian Moench is galvanizing political advocacy to clean up Utah’s air. (Photo by Austen Diamond).

Tijd dat in Nederland een arts wakker wordt. De heilige houtkachel is slecht voor longen en het milieu.

One hazy afternoon in spring 2007, a group of community members concerned about the deteriorating air quality along Utah’s Wasatch Front gathered in a meeting room at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. The meeting was organized by Dr. Brian Moench, an anesthesiologist and University of Utah alumnus who had recently founded the advocacy group Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment. Consisting of eight doctors and a community organizer who were concerned about the negative health impacts of bad air, the new group was determined to do something about it.After nearly two hours discussing ideas for how to get legislators to pay attention to bad air and how to inform the public of its devastating health impacts, one mother with a baby in her arms stood up and asked to speak. Her baby had asthma, she said, making it hard for the infant to breathe, and she asked what could be done. For those at the meeting, that example of the effects of poor air quality helped spur them to continue their advocacy.

Since then, Moench MD’77 and other members of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment have testified at hearings, spoken at rallies, and written opinion pieces in The Salt Lake Tribuneand elsewhere. They have informed the public on a variety of air quality concerns, from the toxic emissions of a medical waste incinerator in North Salt Lake and the inevitable increase in air pollution sure to come from additional vehicles that will use a possible new freeway in west Davis County to newly discovered health risks of breathing wood smoke and California studies linking air pollution on freeways to autism in kids. The group’s membership has reached close to 300 health care professionals, with growing support from the community. “It is the largest civic organization of health care professionals in the state of Utah,” he says.

VerticalCrop_BrianMoenchCapitol2002byTimBrown

While Moench is not without critics who might call him an extremist, a pot-stirrer, and a little off the wall, he and his Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment colleagues have been credited more than any other local organization for raising public awareness of the sources of air pollution and its disastrous effects on health.

“Recent polls confirm that the Utah public is more concerned now about air pollution than ever before, and I think that has been our most significant success,” Moench says. “People who challenge the status quo will always have detractors, specifically those who are heavily invested in the status quo—like politicians, and employees of government and industry,” he says. “I’ve never had another doctor dispute any of the public statements that I or Utah Physicians have made. We coined the slogan ‘Clean Air, Clean Energy, Clean Future.’ Leaving a legacy to my granddaughter that protects all three is the most important thing I can do.”

Moench’s decision to establish Utah Physicians had two catalysts. “The first for me personally was the day in 2000 that I found out my 27-year-old daughter had breast cancer. The two of us studied everything we could about cancer in general and hers in particular. That’s when I learned that 80 to 90 percent of cancer is environmentally caused.” The second was a prolonged winter inversion in 2007 that lasted almost the entire month of January. Pollution levels in Salt Lake City and Logan, Utah, were worse that month than in any other U.S. city. “I was shocked and frustrated that no one in government or the medical community was speaking out about what a health crisis this was, so I started talking to some of my colleagues,” he says. A small group of them joined together and researched the medical literature on air pollution. “After a couple of months, we were stunned at what we found,” he says: Air pollution has a systemic effect on the entire body, qualitatively and quantitatively similar to what is experienced with chronic exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke. “All organ systems are affected, and the diseases provoked can cause sudden death or silently shorten life spans by accelerating the aging process.”

The doctors developed a presentation based on the results of their research and briefed then Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., on their findings. After the meeting, Moench says, Huntsman made improving air quality one of his administration’s top three priorities. A few days later, the doctors held a news conference to share the results of their research with the public. Shortly after that, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment was formalized. “UPHE has been stuck in overdrive ever since,” he says.

Moench grew up in Salt Lake City, graduated from Olympus High School, and then studied chemistry for a year at Stanford University. He left to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Afterward, he resumed his education at the University of Utah and went on to the U’s School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and spent a year on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He returned to Salt Lake City in 1981 and has been in private practice as an anesthesiologist ever since. Along the way, he and his wife, Shauna, had four children, and his concern about environmental problems grew. Moench says he learned from his mother at a very early age that injustice should be vigorously opposed. “I have always been concerned about environmental issues, hated air pollution for as long as I can remember, but when I started seeing it through the lens of injustice, I felt compelled to try and intervene,” he says. “I often say in my lectures that ‘I see the human consequences of our environmental degradation in the faces of the patients I take care of,’ and that personifies the injustice of our inadequate public policies.”

This past January, in what was the largest demonstration for clean air ever in Utah, more than 4,000 people united at the front steps of the Utah State Capitol to urge lawmakers to take action. The board members of Utah Physicians had organized the rally, and Moench welcomed the crowd. “Clean air is an inherent right of all Utah residents, and everyone shares in being stewards to protect it,” he said. “Air pollution tarnishes our community reputation; it erodes our quality of life and stifles our economy as much as it does our lungs.” The crowd— some carrying signs, some wearing gas masks—responded with a roaring chant of “clean air, no excuses!”

“If we are ever to have clean air in Utah,” says Moench, “it will be because the people, showing moral courage, demand it.”

Web Exclusive Videos

KUED’s “Utah Issues,” With Brian Moench

 

http://video.kued.org/viralplayer/2365169033

2014 Utah Capitol Rally

 

From Starbucks to Service

Gluth WX1J8559

University of Utah alum Larry Gluth was a busy Starbucks executive in 2001 when he volunteered to bring coffee to volunteers at the site of a 20-house building project for the East King County Habitat for Humanity in Washington. After serving lattes, coffee, and tea to the volunteers, and even arranging for about 80 Starbucks employees to sponsor a home and help with the construction, he decided to become a volunteer himself at his local Habitat affiliate in Seattle.

He went on to serve as a board member for five years, including two as chair. “There was something magical about having the opportunity to provide a hand up and not a hand out to deserving families,” he says.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, and Gluth took a one-year sabbatical from Starbucks to serve with Habitat’s Operation Home Delivery, which ultimately built more than 2,000 homes throughout the Gulf region. During that year, he read Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance, a book by Bob Buford that explores life transitions. “The book challenged me to assess my priorities and asked the question, ‘What will you do in the second half of your life?’ ” says Gluth. The question stayed with him.

Pascagoula, Mississipi/ 8.0MB

After a brief return to Starbucks, he talked to his wife, Gailynn, and their son Connor about the possibility of leaving Starbucks to work for Habitat for Humanity. Gailynn laughed and asked, “What took you so long?” So Gluth left Starbucks and moved with his family in January 2007 to Atlanta, Georgia, to serve as Habitat for Humanity International’s senior vice president for the United States and Canada.

“Having been so fortunate to work at a company like Starbucks at the time that I did allowed me the flexibility to make the decision to give back, possibly a bit earlier in life than many others are able to do,” says Gluth. “The opportunity to serve others through Habitat’s ministry has made me a better person in more ways than I could have ever imagined.”

Gluth BS’83 grew up in New Ulm, Minnesota. After attending St. Cloud State University in Minnesota for a couple of years, he transferred to the University of Utah. “I chose the U because of its close proximity to multiple ski areas and the opportunity to take classes and ski in the same day!” he says. He played on the rugby team and received a bachelor’s degree from the U in physical education.

As a new graduate, he went to work for Peter Piper Pizza, starting as an assistant manager and moving up to store manager, district manager, and then director of franchised operations. In 1991, he began what would become a 15-year stint at Starbucks. He worked in managerial positions in California and Colorado, negotiated the first licensed agreement to develop Starbucks stores within North American airports, and expanded Starbucks’ licensed store presence into venues such as bookstores, college campuses, and hotels.

Beginning in those years with Starbucks, Gluth became a member of the University of Utah’s National Advisory Council in 2002 and served as council president from 2010 to 2012. He received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Utah Alumni Association during Founders Day in 2010.

At Habitat for Humanity International, Gluth’s responsibilities include overseeing the efforts of more than 1,500 affiliated organizations throughout the United States and Canada that help coordinate the efforts of volunteers who build simple, decent housing for people in need. His division provides consulting services and technical assistance on construction technology, family support services, board development, mergers, and advocacy. “I’m not sure if any one day at Habitat is like the next for me,” says Gluth. “With more than 200 staff providing such varied support to an incredibly diverse group of affiliates, each day is a new adventure.”

 


’60s

manny-fernandezCManny Fernandez ex’68 has been selected to be inducted as the 27th member of the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll in late December. Fernandez spent all eight of his National Football League seasons (1968-75) with the Dolphins and was named the team’s Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman his first six years in Miami. He was selected to the Dolphins’ Silver Anniversary team in 1990 and was named to the team’s Walk of Fame in 2012. He joined the Dolphins in 1968 as an undrafted rookie free agent from the University of Utah. Fernandez played in three Super Bowls for the Dolphins. His career highlights included his performance in Super Bowl VII, when he recorded 17 tackles. The 14-7 victory that day against the Washington Redskins capped the Dolphins’ perfect 17-0 season.

’70s

HR_nov_crawfordBGregory L. Crawford MBA’78 has received a Lifetime Achievement in Recycling Award from the National Recycling Coalition. The award, recognizing his decades of leadership in the field of recycling, was presented at a ceremony in New Orleans in September. Crawford is executive director of the Steel Recycling Institute of the American Iron and Steel Institute, which advocates for the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. Crawford has spent much of his career leading national efforts to maximize the recycling of post-consumer materials. He received a master’s degree in business administration from the U.

 

Liz SearlesBElizabeth Searles BA’79 BS’82 was the producer of a KUED documentary,The Candy Bomber, which recently won an Outstanding Documentary Award from the Utah Society of Professional Journalists. Searles received the award on behalf of the production team this past summer at the group’s annual awards event. The Candy Bomber tells the story of Utah’s Gail Halvorsen, a retired colonel and command pilot in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, and how his simple gesture of dropping candy from his plane to children waiting below during the Berlin Airlift made him an international hero. Searles was also the producer of the four-part series Utah World War II Stories for KUED. Each episode of the series received a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for best historical documentary. She received a bachelor of arts degree in history and a bachelor’s of science in communication, both from the University of Utah.

’80s

Deneece-Huftalin_v7Deneece Huftalin BS’84 PhD’06 has been selected to serve as the eighth president of Salt Lake Community College. Huftalin has worked for the college for more than two decades and most recently served as interim president. Joining the college in 1992 as the director of academic and career advising, she was named dean of students in 1994. She became vice president of student services in 2004 and served in that capacity until 2014. Huftalin also is a faculty member for Leadershape, Inc., an international nonprofit organization focused on student leadership development. And she teaches in the education, leadership, and policy program at the University of Utah. Huftalin received a bachelor’s degree in humanities from the University of Utah, a master’s degree in education from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a doctorate in education, leadership, and policy from the University of Utah.

’90s

Campbell2011BDaniel W. Campbell BA’93 MEd’06 has been elected chair of the Utah State Board of Regents. He has been a board member since 2010 and is a longtime advocate for higher education in Utah. Campbell is a managing general partner at EsNet Group, a privately held investment company. He chaired the regents’ Resource and Review Committee for the University of Utah and has served as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Education Excellence. As the regents’ chair, he plans to work with college presidents on the governor’s initiative to have 66 percent of the adult population in Utah earn a post-secondary degree or certification by the year 2020. Campbell received bachelor’s degrees in fine arts and humanities in 1993 and a master’s degree in education in 2006, all from the University of Utah.

 

HR_nov_leavittBAndrew J. Leavitt PhD’94 has been named chancellor of the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh. He had been vice president for university advancement at the University of North Georgia and chief executive officer of the University of North Georgia Foundation Inc. In Georgia, he led a fundraising campaign that concluded in 2012 after raising $44 million toward a $40 million goal. He also chaired a committee that spearheaded an initiative to increase access, retention, progression, and completion of college for students in the north Georgia region. Leavitt received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Arizona and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Utah.

 

Brad SmithBrad C. Smith BS’90 JD’93 has been selected by the Utah State Board of Education as the next State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Smith, who worked as an attorney for nearly 20 years, had served as superintendent of the Ogden School District since 2011. When he began, Ogden was the lowest-performing district in Utah by nearly every measure. Under his leadership, the district saw significant improvements in math and English language arts proficiency rates, in addition to graduation rates. Smith received a bachelor’s degree in social and behavioral science from the University of Utah and a juris doctorate from the U’s S.J. Quinney College of Law.

’00s

HR_nov_huBHelen Hu PhD’03, a computer science professor at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, has received the Women Tech Council’s Education Excellence Award. The award recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies, and are key contributors to the community. Through a three-year, $800,000 grant to improve computer science education in Utah high schools from the National Science Foundation, Hu introduced a new course titled Exploring Computer Science to more than 50 Utah schools. The program already has better gender equity than any other Utah high school computer science course. Through another grant she received this year, a Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities, she will create new course combinations designed to interest first-year college students in the versatility of technology. Hu received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a doctorate from the University of Utah, both in computer science.

 

MiriahMeyer[1]BMiriah Meyer PhD’08, assistant professor of computer science and a Utah Science Technology and Research initiative researcher, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her proposal Design Decision Patterns for Visualizing Multivariate Graphs, a series of visual data displays that involve more than one variable. The $400,000 award supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Meyer is a faculty member in the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the U and was previously named a 2013 TED Fellow and a PopTech Science Fellow for 2013. She received a doctorate in computer science from the U.

—Ann Floor is an associate editor of Continuum.


 We want to hear from you! Please submit entries to Ann Floor. To read more alumni news, check out the “Honor Roll” column in the Alumni Association’s online newsletter, Alumni Connectionhere.

One Response to Through the Years

  • Raymond Takashi Swenson says:

    The story on Dr. Moench’s efforts was very interesting. The University of Utah has been addressing air pollution in Utah for several decades. In 1971, I was a student in an Honors Program course in pollution control taught by Professor Ferron A. Olson of the College of Mines. It was a natural fit for the college, because many of the major sources of air pollution in those days were mineral industries, including Kennecott Copper and Geneva Steel. My paper for the course extracted raw data from state Health Department archives for sulfur oxide pollution levels during an extended inversion episode in Salt Lake Valley. The data revealed that the concentrations increased by the same amount every day as long as the inversion continued, showing that all the air pollution in the valley was trapped there and building without limit. In essence, inversions convert outdoor air pollution into industrial level indoor air pollution for the over 1 million residents of Salt Lake County.

    In the past two decades, one of the great environmental resources for the University of Utah and the community has been the many national experts in pollution control and remediation on the faculty of the S.J. Quinney Law School and its Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment. The program has produced many attorneys working in pollution control and regulation across the U.S. and internationally.

    Raymond Takashi Swenson, BA ’73, JD ’78.

Medical Effects: Image of a Wood Smoke Particle

Wood smoke particle taken from a human lung enlarged. (Original picture size 3 7/8 ” by 3 3/8″ at 900x enlargement. “Chest p.1232. Interstitial Lung Disease and Domestic Wood Burning, Ramage, Roggli, Bell and Piantadosi.”)

wood smoke particle

Particulate Size Comparisons: US EPA

epa-2.5-comp

Human Lung Slide: US EPA

Human Lung-USEPA


 

The Wood Smoke (woodsmoke) particle is different than cooking oil aerosols, in that it swells up inside the 99% humidity of the lung. This means that it could “deposit a higher load” of the combustion toxics directly into the blood stream as described below by Prof. P.K. Hopke, Dept. of Chemistry, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY “Measurement of theHygroscopicity of the Indoor Aerosol”. Aug. 1996, Center for Indoor Air Research. (See hygroscopy page.) Also see “particle-size“.  

Schadelijke rookwolken boven Santiago na bosbranden

De Chileense hoofdstad Santiago is bedekt onder een dikke rookwolk, die het gevolg is van grote bosbranden die in de buurt woeden.

 wildfires_b200px

De rook is schadelijk voor de gezondheid en de autoriteiten roepen inwoners van Santiago op om niet buiten te sporten.

????En houtrook was toch niet schadelijk????

Een sterke wind blies de rookwolk woensdag richting Santiago, waar bijna veertig procent van de gehele Chileense bevolking woont.

De brandweer slaagde er de afgelopen dagen in enkele branden te blussen, maar op sommige plaatsen werd het door de wind weer aangewakkerd. De politie onderzoekt of sommige branden zijn aangestoken.

De branden begonnen afgelopen weekeinde. Minister van Landbouw Luis Mayol zei maandag dat in het hele land bijna vijftig bosbranden woeden.

Wood smoke pollution