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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It brought fears of more deaths after the Great Smog of 1952 claimed 4,000 lives.
The Great Smog of 1952 darkened the streets of London and killed approximately 4,000 people in four days.
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.
He is the lead organizer of the "Big Smoke" anniversary conference commemorating the Great Smog of 1952 in London.
I WAS interested to read your letters on the great smog of 1952 (Daily Mirror, Dec 4).