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  • Photochemical Smog

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    Photochemical Smog Gifted Chemistry IB Alternative Assessment 1997 March 19 Historically, the term smog referred to a mixture of smoke and fog, hence the name smog. The industrial revolution has been the central cause for the increase in pollutants in the atmosphere over the last three centuries. Before 1950, the majority of this pollution was created from the burning of coal for energy generation, space heating, cooking, and transportation. Under the right conditions, the smoke and sulfur dioxide

  • The Great Smog Of London

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    The Great Smog of London and the Scientific Implications in Today’s World Turn of the century London, the emergence of the middle class has forced the cultural bias to shift in favor of more homes, more people, and a lot of energy consumption. Science’s solution to the energy crisis is a seemingly perfect one: distribute and utilize a more available fuel. Coal burned slower than wood and therefore kept people and homes warm more resourcefully. For a while it seemed like a miracle solution. The

  • : The Killer Smog Of London 1952

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    The Killer Smog of London 1952 Imagine going outside and not being able to see the sidewalk right in front of your house because the fog is so thick. Fog is a thick cloud of tiny water droplets near the earth's surface, smog is fog that is mixed with smoke. During this event, the Great Smog of London killed an estimated 8,000 - 12,000 people. Furthermore, the fog that came down of December 5, 1952 mixed with chemicals that were already in the air. As a result, the air became toxic. In this case

  • Smog Pollution in Beijing Essay

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    Smog pollution in Beijing Smog pollution has been around since the start of industrialization, and there are many cities that suffer from its consequences. Among them, Beijing is singled out as the hotspot these days. In the past winter, an unprecedented amount of smog cloaked Beijing, filling the city with noxious air and causing convulsive coughing among the local residents. Not only does smog cause inconvenience in transportation by reducing visibility, but also, according to a study at

  • Los Angeles Smog Issues

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    another breath. Such is the life for the average Los Angeles resident. A city dominated by warm climate, show business, and extravagant lifestyles has been negatively impacted by the ever-present problem of smog. Noted as a problem for over 100 years in the city, the only advances in the “Smog War” ("The southland 's war," 1997) have been made in the last 60 years or so, leaving a certain level of

  • The Great Smog Of London Research Paper

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    The Great Smog of London was the severest air pollution event in British history. It engulfed the British capital for five days and caused the death of more than 4,000 people. The cold weather of November and December 1952 led Londoners to burn more coal than usual to keep their houses warm. This increased the pollution in the air, which had already been heavily polluted by the industry, cars as well as power stations. The 5th December 1952 marks the beginning of the calamity: The day began with

  • Smog Does Nobody Good Essay

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    As of April 2000, Houston, Texas flunked the air quality test given by the American Lung Association of Texas. The city was carefully being watched because of the alarming reports taken from 1996-1998. Houston’s smog and ozone levels have now surpassed Los Angeles’s notorious air pollution problem. They must take advice from this infamously polluted city without slowing down the economic growth of their port city. They could reduce the traffic on the ship channel and the city’s highways, or create

  • The Effects Of The Great Smog Of London 1952

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    The fog and smoke combined into a rolling, thick layer of smog” (Rosenberg, “The Great London Smog 1952”). The factory emissions mixed with the fog created a yellowish smog that smelled like rotten eggs. On December 5, 1952 the thick smog fell over the city leaving everyone blind. The smog lasted for the duration of five days and had a tremendous impact on the environment. This event is now known as The Great Smog of London 1952. Smog is defined by fog or haze being mixed with smoke or any other

  • Smog Pollution Control Of Los Angeles Essay

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    city of Los Angeles has had some of the worst air pollution in the country. There would be days where the smog would be so thick that people were forced to stay indoors due to the health risks. In the late 1940’s Los Angeles established the Air Pollution Control District. It was the first in the nation. Since then there have been stricter regulations and laws passed to help reduce Los Angeles smog problem. Though Los Angeles has reduced its air pollution by nearly a third of what it was, it is still

  • Why The Great Smog Of 1952 Can Be Considered A Landmark?

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    Why the great smog of 1952 can be regarded as a landmark? Name: Shuqi Wu ID number: u5701976 Word count: 2023 Abstract: A thick and polluted smog blanketed London in the December of 1952. This four-day smog was so poisonous that left about 12,000 people dead and dramatically increase the hospital admission rate, claims for insurance and applications to emergency bed service (the indicators of morbidity) during that week and the following several months. Additionally, it is also so thick that have