Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment

A nonprofit organization

$130 raised by 2 donors

Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of Utah residents by promoting science-based health education and interventions that result in progressive, measurable improvements to the environment. 

We encourage the development of renewable sources of energy, such as wind, as an essential step toward avoiding the unhealthy consequences of our excessive reliance on coal and petroleum. 

We believe that there are several solutions that if enacted, could dramatically improve the air quality in Utah, and thereby significantly improve our health.

UPHE brought air pollution issues to the public eye in Utah over 10 years ago, and continues this work through education and outreach, and providing technical comments on state and national regulations that address the fine particulate, ozone and other toxic pollution problems that afflict Utah. Outreach campaigns include, but are not limited to:

  • Air Pollution  - protect families from emissions from industry (refineries), wood burning, vehicle emissions, fugitive dust from gravel pits and the Great Salt Lake)
  • Reducing children's exposure to "brain drain" toxins such as lead and pesticides
  • Encourage climate action, smart growth and renewable energy

UPHE was founded in 2007 by a group of physicians from multiple disciplines, but all united by the same concern – “What are the health impacts of environmental pollution and what can we do to clean up our air?” Air quality has become the #1 concern for most Utahn’s according to many polls, and our #1 battle. We educate, we advocate, we inform. UPHE has grown to 400+ physicians and several thousand supporters, citizens like you who appreciate this beautiful state of Utah and want the opportunity to live in a healthy environment.

Thank you for your support! You keep us going!

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423 W 800 S, Suite A108
Salt Lake City, UT 84101



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