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…
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