Tag Archives: The Great Smog

The truth about London’s air pollution 

Invisible pollution kills up to 9,000 people a year in the capital. But under government plans, from school gates to shopping streets, Londoners will be breathing dangerous air until 2025. What more can be done? In the morning, this traffic … Continue reading

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The lethal effects of London fog

After the Great Smog of 1952 killed up to 12,000 Londoners, the country cleaned up its act. But today, pollution of another kind may be just as insidious – and almost as lethal. Imagine smog so thick that you can’t … Continue reading

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The History of UK Air Pollution! Looking Back through Smog Tinted Glasses

The effects of air pollution have been a concern for city dwellers since the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. In 1273, the use of coal was prohibited, then in 1306 a law was passed to stop the use of certain types … Continue reading

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