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  • 570

    Ancient Civilizations B.C. -570 A.D.

    Ancient Civilizations B.C. -570 A.D.
    In this time period, They burned items that were polluting the air. They also threw their waste in the streets.
    1. Greek physician Galen observes copper miners and notes the danger of acid mists.
    2. The Roman Senate passes a law to protect water stored during dry periods so it can be released for street and sewer cleaning.
  • The Middle Ages 1000 - 1600s

    The Middle Ages 1000 - 1600s
    In this time-span, they started passing laws to stop pollution from waste and burning stuff.
    1. Evelyn writes that smoke was so severe "hardly could one see across the street, and this filling the lungs.
    2. John Evelyn writes "Fumifugium, or the Inconvenience of the Air and Smoke of London Dissipated" to propose remedies for London's air pollution problem.
  • The Enlightenment Era 1700 - 1811

    The Enlightenment Era 1700 - 1811
    In this time period, Benjamin Franklin invented stuff to help stop water pollution.
    1. Philadelphia committee led by Benjamin Franklin attempts to regulate waste disposal and water pollution.
    2. Benjamin Franklin leaves money in a widely publicized codicil to his will to build fresh water pipeline to Philadelphia.
  • The Industrial Revolution 1810 - 1890

    The Industrial Revolution 1810 - 1890
    In this time period, they had problems with polluted drinking water and they were catching diseases and people were dieing because of it.
    1. First comprehensive city sewer plan in U.S. in Chicago. By 1905, all U.S. towns with population over 4,000 have city sewers.
    2. Public Health Act is passed by a reluctant Parliament fearful of spread of cholera.
    3. Edwin Chadwick writes The Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain.
  • The Industrial Revolution 1810-1890 3/6 Facts

    1. Royal Commission on Employment of Children in the Mines
      reports "cruel slaving revolting to humanity," The commission found women and children chained to carts and working 15-hour days.
    2. American Public Health Association formed.
    3. British Public Health Act consolidates authority to deal with housing, water pollution, occupational disease, and other problems.
  • The industrial Revolution 1810-1890, 3/6 facts

    1. House of Commons Factory Commission
      This was an act that put laws on hiring kids to work in factories.
    2. Report of the Board of Health (focus: Cholera Outbreak)
      in reference to the approach of cholera, Board of Health of Indianapolis.
    3. The Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britian Report
      is first scientific inquiry linking high rates of infectious disease and child mortality to grossly unsanitary conditions and polluted drinking water.
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    Year 0-2012

  • The Progressive Era 1890 - 1920

    The Progressive Era 1890 - 1920
    In this time period the supreme court started issuing law suits for water pollution and air pollution.
    1. Water pollution lawsuit begins in Supreme Court.
    2. Air pollution lawsuit begins in Supreme Court.
    3. Scientific American reports alcohol-gasoline anti-knock blend is "universally" expected to be the fuel of the future.
  • The Roaring Twenties & The Depression 1920 - 1940

    The Roaring Twenties & The Depression 1920 - 1940
    In this Era, the government starting passing acts for oil pollution, public health, and then they started a bill called the Federal Stream Pollution.
    1. U.S Water Power Act authorizes federal hydroelectric projects.
    2. National Coast Anti Pollution League formed by state and municipal officials at Atlantic City, New Jersey to stop oil dumping.
    3. Oil Pollution Act finally passed in weakened form, prohibiting discharge from any vessel within the three-mile limit, except by accident.
  • WWII & The Fifties 1940 - 1960

    WWII & The Fifties 1940 - 1960
    In this time period, the government provided more acts for air pollution and water polltion.
    1. Los Angeles Air Pollution Control District formed; first air pollution control bureau in the nation.
    2. First US conference on air pollution sponsored by Public Health Service.
    3. Congress passes Water Pollution Control Act.
  • The Seventies 1970 - 1980

    The Seventies 1970 - 1980
    In this time-span, Edward Cole promises pollution free cars by 1980. It also provides acts to keeps hazardous waste and garbage out of our environment.
    1. Clean Air Act is passed.
    2. Congress passes Hazardous Waste Transportation Act
  • The Eighties 1980 - 1989

    The Eighties 1980 - 1989
    In this time period, people started dumping toxic waste into our rivers and oceans. The government also passed an act that forbids dumping plastic materials into the ocean.
    1. Congress passes Coastal Barriers Resources Act and Nuclear Waste Policy Act.
    2. Plastic Pollution Control Act forbids ocean dumping of plastic materials.
  • 1990 - 2000

    1990 - 2000
    In this time period, there was a lot of hazardous waste and air pollution.
    1. Clean Air Act amendments strengthen rules on SOx and NOx emissions from electric power plants helping reduce acid rain.
    2. Lead in human blood declines.
  • The Future

    The Future
    In the future, they will be making cars that are better for the environment.
    1. They will make cars that run off of electricity
    2. Renewable Energy From the Deep Ocean
    3. Paul Stamets on how mushrooms can save the earth
    4. Recycling
    5. A better way to dispose waste
  • The 21st Century 2000 - Now

    The 21st Century 2000 - Now
    In this time period, the government declines a law regarding responsibily for cleaning up toxic waste.
    1. Toxic waste dumping in Ivory Coast kills 17, sickens 70,000 -- Seventeen people died and over 70,000 were sickened.
    2. Scientists publish a study showing that air pollution damages the lungs of Southern California children in the New England Journal of Medicine.