Unhealthy environments in Victorian Britain: when air quality began to matter

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Abstract

The unhealthy Victorian environment is often considered solely within a context of overcrowded towns and cities, poor sanitation and the Great Stink of London in the summer of 1858, with reforms ascribed to individuals like Edwin Chadwick, John Snow and Joseph Bazalgette. However, the growing interest in environments enabled the sanitary focus to expand to include air quality, both internal and external, although associated reforms were more complicated.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationModern History Review
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2021

Keywords

  • environments
  • pollution
  • air quality

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