ATSC’s interesting fact of the week
This week in 1952 an estimated 4000 people died from the effects of a heavy smog! Reliance on coal fires from both industrial and domestic use combined with cold temperatures and an anticyclone led to the pollution hanging over London for a week.
A change in the weather led to its dispersal. The clean air act was drawn up and passed into law in 1956.
Today we see the problems on a global scale…