London smog incident

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London smog incident

An infamous post-war smog “attack” that resulted in an excess mortality of at least 4,000 deaths.
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The Great Smog of 1952 darkened the streets of London and killed approximately 4,000 people in four days.
The Mayor has estimated 4,267 deaths were attributable to long-term exposure to 'invisible' airborne particles in London in 2008 which is similar to the 4,075 from short-term exposure to air pollution during the Great Smog of 1952 (when we knew nothing of long-term impacts).
And within a year the benefits of going smoke-free were highlighted by London's Great Smog of 1952 (or the "Big Smoke") when the capital was brought to a standstill.
The Great Smog of 1952 in London led to the Clean Air Act (1956) being extended to places like Birmingham.
I WAS interested to read your letters on the great smog of 1952 (Daily Mirror, Dec 4).
He is the lead organizer of the "Big Smoke" anniversary conference commemorating the Great Smog of 1952 in London.