Forum to explore air pollution and health concerns

An annual forum will offer information about air pollution and related health concerns in the Grand Valley.

Citizens for Clean Air and the League of Women Voters of Mesa County have scheduled the fifth annual air quality public forum for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 536 Ouray Ave. in Grand Junction. The event is open to the public. Admission is free.

Dr. Kenneth Scissors, a local physician who specializes in internal medicine, will discuss the effects of air pollution on health.

Gerald Nelson will talk about ozone, smoke and dust particulates as well as industrial and vehicle emissions. Nelson also will talk about efforts to alleviate air quality challenges. Before retiring, Nelson worked as a professor in the department of agriculture and consumer economics at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

A panel and audience discussion will follow the presentations. Refreshments will be served.

For more information about the forum, visit www.lwvmesa.org or send an e-mail to citizensforclearnairgj@gmail.com.