First City Affected by Urban Air Pollution

London, England was the first city to be affected by urban air pollution by 1273, when richer residents began complaining about coal smoke, that remained in the air. In 1306, King Edward I made it a capital offence to burn coal within city limits.
Date:
      1273, 1306
Name(s):
      King Edward I
Occupation:
      King
Location:
      London, England

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