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Health and Wellness
chyelle Jiazten milgrom
⟶ Updated 9 Nov 2019 ⟶
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Bill Gates is born
US Federal Power Act authorizes federal hydroelectric projects
US Supreme Court allows New Jersey to dump sewage into New York harbor
Commerce Department holds conference to consider “the subject of water pollution and its relation to the fisheries.”
Leaded gasoline discovered
Harry Ricardo publishes The High Speed Internal Combustion Engine
Oil Pollution Act finally passed in weakened form
Leaded Gasoline Factory Deaths
Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover receives but does not publicize a report concerning alternatives to leaded gasoline then being used in 25 foreign countries.
Surgeon General holds a conference on leaded gasoline. Ethyl officials claim it is a “Gift of God” and no alternatives are possible.
Crash of the US Airship Shenandoah
500,000 horsepower hydroelectric tidal barrage approved
Several industrial smog in Donora Pennsylvania killed 20 people and made 7,000 more sick.
The Great Smog of 1952
U.S. Congress passed the Clean Air Act
Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was in flames due to Chemical pollutants
First Earth Day.
Clean Air Act
Clean Air Act - acid emission regulations
Clean Water Act
“Official Washington has no knowledge that the American people give a damn about pollution, and until they do care, there will be no great advance as to pollution.” (Drake, 1973).
The EPA discussed a total ban on leaded gasoline
Exxon Valdez oil spill
More than 62% of industrial and municipal facilities across the country discharged more pollution into U.S. waterways than their Clean Water Act permits
46% of all Americans resided in counties with unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution, according to the American Lung Association (ALA)
CNN reported that “up to 500 million tons of heavy metals, solvents and toxic sludge slip into the global water supply every year.
How to build an x-ray machine -- for boys. A public disregard for radiation and health.
Surgeon General’s committee of experts on leaded gasoline reluctantly permit Ethyl to return to the fuel market.
First large scale survey of air pollution in U.S., in Salt Lake City.
Bombing of Hiroshima
Bombing of Nagasaki
China Opens Its Doors
PTSD is coined
Shell Shock is coined
The Triangle Shirtwaist Company’s fire resulted in the tragic loss of nearly 150 young women and girls
The Great Migration (1915)
The Prophet (The book to break conformity)
The Birth Control Pill Is Approved
Civil Rights Movement: The Children March in Birmingham
Tetraethyl Lead gasoline is sold widely across America
New York and other cities and states ban leaded gasoline.
Philippine American War
World War I
World War II
The Spanish American War
The Korean War
The 1973 Arab Oil Embargo
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