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London Smog in 1952

Posted in Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Interesting Words, London, Medicine, Science, Transport on Friday, 20 November 2015

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This very unusual picture is a remarkable depiction of the notorious London smog which was a lethal health hazard and a phenomenon of pollution, not an example of the famously bad English weather. A pedestrian is coughing, vehicles are spewing out their fumes and visibility is poor, while the overall colour matches the famous moniker for the London smog, namely “a pea-souper”.

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London Smog, 1952 by Andrew Howat

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