The First Water Pollution Law Passed

First water pollution law passed on 1856 in London, England to control waste dumped into the Thames River. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Damper designed to reduce the smoke

Invented in France in 1715, was the Air Pollution Abatement Device, which was a damper designed to reduce the production of smoke from chimneys. Continue reading