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@blkahn  The #sydneysmoke  crisis does recall London's 1952 great smog. Of course, there was a ready remedy for urban coal burning - the 1955 UK Clean Air Act. Australia's wildfires, an implicit feature of the ecosystem amplified by global heating, are far tougher. https:/

The Great Smog of 1952 began forming in the skies of London on #ThisDayinHistory . The polluted air ended up killing thousands of people.

During this week 67 years ago, the Great Smog of London blanketed the British capital for five days and is estimated by some experts to have killed more than 12,000 people.

In this episode of the Stratfor#podcast  @fred_burton  sits down with author @kwinklerdawson  to talk about her book, Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City.

Breathe in, “The Great Smog.” In the latest ACP-Bedside Rounds podcast , discusses the increase in lung cancer from cigarettes? to pollution, coffee, even star fruit & the Great Smog of London 1952. #histmed  #CM 

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The 'Great Smog of 1952' hit London in early December, with up to 4,000 people dying as a result of the polluted air. In addition to this huge loss of life The Daily Mirror, 8 Dec 1952, claims £2 million a day is being lost due to the smog #FiftiesFebruary 

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On 5 December 1952, the 'Great Smog' descended upon London, cloaking the city for five days. Take a look at these films from the 1950s showing its effects and some of the ingenious contraptions designed to reduce its impact on public health.

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In 1952, the Great Smog of London was so bad that blind people led sighted people home from the train stations.

Pollution in London higher than during the Great Smog – archive, 30 January 1959

The Great Smog smothered London#onthisday  1952. Governments were long loath to view fog as a public health problem

Some atmospheric scientists have research that explains the haze over Beijing and the Great Smog of London in 1952.

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