Long term health effects can include chronic

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the high concentrations of pollution. Long-term health effects can include chronic respiratory disease, lung cancer, heart disease, and even damage to the brain, nerves, liver, or kidneys etc. Here we will discuss the Great Smog of 1952 in London. The London smog disaster of 1952 was caused because of the extreme cold weather at the time; people were using their coal-fired stoves more than usual to keep warm. This excess burning of coal and the emissions from local industries caused the large amount of smoke and sulfur to go into the air creating the dense smog. The Great Smog of London started on December 4, 1952, and lasted till March of 1953. It was a great disaster that killed thousands of peoples. In the following weeks of disaster, the medical services gathered statistics and come to know that the fog had killed 4,000 people—most of whom were very young or elderly, or had pre-existing respiratory problems. Another 8,000 died in the following weeks and months. [Davis, Devra L., Bell, Michelle L, 2002] What is currently being done about this problem (e.g., regulations, policies, programs, interventions) on the global, national, or local level? Again, support your answer with specific facts. The disaster demonstrated to people around the world that it was a real and deadly problem. New regulations were put in place restricting the use of dirty fuels in industry and banning black smoke. These included the Clean Air Acts of 1956 and of 1968, and the City of London (Various
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