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Air pollution in Donora, Pa.

H. H. Schrenk

Air pollution in Donora, Pa.

epidemiology of the unusual smog episode of Oct. 1948

by H. H. Schrenk

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Published by Federal Security Agency, Public Health Service, Bureau of State Services, Division of Industrial Hygiene in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Epidemics -- Pennsylvania -- Donora.,
  • Smog.,
  • Air -- Pollution.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementpreliminary report [by] H. H. Schrenk [and others]
    SeriesPublic health bulletin -- no. 306
    ContributionsUnited States. Public Health Service. Division of Occupational Health.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 173 p., [18] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages173
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22975333M

      Books Design Food Music & Film The Donora smog was the worst air pollution disaster in U.S. history. It jumpstarted the fields of environmental and public health, drew attention to the Author: Lorraine Boissoneault.   The air was polluted by local steel plants, railroad yards and zinc works. The mill town of Donora, Pa., seen Jan. 1, On Oct. 27 of that year, a smoky, lethal smog killed 20 people. The air.

    Between October 26 and Octo , an air inversion trapped industrial effluent (air pollution) from the American Steel and Wire plant and Donora Zinc Works. During this spike in air pollution, 6, people suffered respiratory problems and extreme discomfort. "In three days, 20 people died Country: United States.   The tagline at the Donora Smog Museum is "Clean Air Started Here," denoting that their suffering played a big part in opening the eyes of Americans to the hazards of air pollution and spurred political action that has carried forth through today and will continue into the future. On this day, the 63rd anniversary of the Donora Death Fog, let's.

      Air pollution in Donora, PA: Epidemiology of the unusual smog episode of October Washington, DC: Federal Security Agency, Public Health Service, Bureau of State Services, Division of Industrial Hygiene; [Google Scholar] Wilkins ET. Air pollution and the London fog of December, Cited by: 2. The Donora Zinc Works, Donora, PA, November 3, The Zinc Works reopened the next week, but business in Pennsylvania and the nation did not return to normal. A pollution disaster unprecedented in American history, the "Donora Death Fog," made air pollution a national concern.


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Air pollution in Donora, Pa.: Epidemiology of the unusual smog episode of Oct. ; (Public health bulletin) [Schrenk, H. H] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The book is a well-told story of how the U.S. clean air laws come about despite fierce opposition from many large corporations.

It's also a very personal story of the deadly Donora, Pa. air pollution episode in when the author as a small child living there, and who is now a leading air-pollution scientist/5(36). The Clean Air Act has prevented another incident like that of the Donora Smog of and the London Fog of In fact, since the act's inception, emissions of toxic lead in the United States have dropped 98 percent.

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book Donora, Pa: epidemiology of the unusual smog episode of October preliminary report. @article{osti_, title = {Air pollution in Donora, Pennsylvania: epidemiology of the unusual smog episode of October }, author = {Schrenk, H.H.

and Heimann, H. and Clayton, G.D. and Gafafer, W.M. and Wexler, H.}, abstractNote = {The Donora smog episode in which persons (%) were reportedly affected was examined.

Irritation of respiratory tract was the common. InPresident Harry Truman convened the first national air pollution conference, citing Donora as an example of the need.

Inin the Meuse Valley, a period of intense fog in a heavy industrial area resulted in the death of 60 persons. A similar episode occurred in Octoberwhen what is described as a "smog" enveloped the town of Donora, Pennsylvania. At Donora, 20 persons died and thousands became ill. The United States Public Health Service undertook an exhaustive study of every facet of the air Cited by:   The air pollution sickened about 40 percent of the town's 14, inhabitants.

Donora, Pennsylvania, is a mill town on the Monongahela River, southeast of Pittsburgh. The. Full text of "Air pollution in Donora, Pa.: epidemiology of the unusual smog episode of October / H.H.

Schrenk, Harry Heimann, George D. Clayton, W.M. other formats. In the book, you mention a very well-known incident: the smog that killed 20 people and sickened thousands more in Donora, Pennsylvania in I Author: Alessandra Potenza.

The pollutants in the air mixed with fog to form a thick, yellowish, acrid smog that hung over Donora for five days. The sulfuric acid, nitrogen dioxide, fluorine, and other poisonous gases that usually dispersed into the atmosphere were caught in the inversion and Coordinates: 40°10′34″N 79°51′20″W / °N.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: United States. Public Health Service. Air pollution in Donora. Elmsford, N.Y., Maxwell Reprint [] (OCoLC) Several books about Donora and a board game about the Mon Valley are available for purchase from the Donora Historical Society.

All books were written, illustrated, photographed or printed by Donora natives. Alexandra Kemrer's poems from her book "Mill Spit" have appeared in Voices from the Attic, Rune, and Pittsburgh City Paper's Chapter and. Buy Air Pollution in Donora, Pa Epidemiology of the Unusual Smog Episode of October (Public Health Bulletin) by H.

H Schrenk (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : H. H Schrenk. The specifics of the Donora incident are similar to a few roughly contemporaneous disasters—Liege, Belgium had a similar fatal air inversion in the s, and the Great Smog of London would kill.

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) by Helmuth Herman Schrenk (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Helmuth Herman Schrenk. The Donora Smog Disaster of Ryan Billings. Loading Unsubscribe from Ryan Billings. Life and Death in the Mon Valley- Donora, PA - Duration: Jeff Cornish 1, views.

donora, pa. - The day after a deadly smog cleared over Donora, the local newspaper lobbied for a full investigation into the poisonous air that had just killed 20 people. "This pledge must be kept until it is redeemed by a true bill of health which Donora must now earn out of its tragedy," The Herald-American's front-page editorial stated Nov.At a storefront museum approximately 25 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a sign reads, “Clean Air Started Here.”.

This is not hyperbole. At the end of Octoberthe communities of Donora and Webster in Pennsylvania were visited by a smog that changed the face of environmental protection in the United States. Conservative estimates showed that 20 individuals died, while an additional —43% of the population of Donora—were Cited by: 3.In the 50 years since the air pollution episodes of Donora, PA and London, U.K., a great deal of progress has been made in understanding the nature and sources of air pollution and the atmospheric transport and transformation of by: