Keywords: air quality, air pollution control, pollutant effects, fog, literature, fine arts, London Great Smog, smoke inspection, environmental pollution, history
Selections from the history of environmental pollution, with special attention to air pollution. Part 2*: From medieval times to the 19th century
Several comprehensive publications have been issued recently on the environmental pollution of past times, especially from medieval times (e.g. Brimblecombe, 1987a; oldstein, 1988; Brimblecombe and Pfister, 1990; Hughes, 1993; Markham, 1994; Brimblecombe, 1995). The aim of this paper is to give an overview of information on the subject – mainly related to the period between medieval times and the 19th century.