Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fact of the Day: London Fog

The Great Smog of London happened in 1952 which killed about 12,000 people who were mostly young, elderly, or sickly. Bad pollution had plagued London for centuries so smog was common and often ignored. Bad weather mixed with the burning of coal caused a severe fog that deeply impacted the city. This event led to better regulations for cleaner air. 

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  1. I remember learning about this in Environmental History. The photos showed that the air was so polluted, daytime looked like nighttime.

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  2. Glad I don't live in a place with such smog near

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  3. This was features in the TV series The Crown.

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  4. I had a client who lived there at that time and her lungs have been scarred. Love the Turner painting

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