Savannah Domann 2R

By sdomann
  • 275

    Ancient Civilizations 275 B.C

    Ancient Civilizations 275 B.C
    Public physicians are sent to help the poor, and hospitals are built throughout the empire. They used aqueducts to bring clean water to gyms and public bathrooms.
  • May 7, 1388

    Middle Ages 1388 A.D.

    Middle Ages 1388 A.D.
    Parliament passes an act that forbids throwing waste, garbage, etc. into ditches, rivers and waters.
  • Middle Ages 1684 A.D

    In the Diary of Evelyn, she wrote that the pollution in the air was so bad that you could not even see across the street. Also that the air that they breath was so polluted that it hurt their chests as they would breathe.
  • Enlightenment Era 1700 A.D

    Enlightenment Era 1700 A.D
    The dodo bird is extint due to pollution.
  • Enlightenment Era 1723 A.D

    Lead in alchohol causes serious stomach pains and dry belly aches. It was poisoning people.
  • Inudustrial Revolution 1812

    The gas light was invented. This meant that people could work longer and even after the sun went down. With people working more you were near more people and germs could be passed. The working conditions were not good and so you could get sick easier because you are in it more.
  • Industrial Revolution 1819

    Steam Engines and Furnaces were invented. This was the start of the vehicle pollution. People would breath in the steam and that was harmful for them. The steam and things off the steam boat also polluted the air.
  • House of Commons Factory Commision 1831

    Investigated conditions of workers in textile mills. Said they were stunted, diseased, deformed and degraded.
  • Report of the Board of Health (focus: Cholera Outbreak)

    A severe outbreak of cholera affects many British towns and cities and prompts investigation on the part of the medical community. 32,00 victims in total. Dr. Robert Baker submits his report to the Leeds Board of Health outlining his investigation into the cholera outbreak in leeds.
  • The Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain 1842

    A report on the results of special inquiry into the practice of burials in towns because Edwin Chadwick’s reports that he can link high rates of infectious disease and child mortality to grossly unsanitary conditions and polluted drinking water. That everyone who died of old age or violence in Britain in the year 1928 eight died of infectious diseases.
  • Royal Commission on Employment of Children in the Mines

    Cruel slavery revolting to humanity. This found women and children working 154 hour days.
  • Industrial Revolution - Sewing Machine 1844

    With the use of the sewing machine let more people work faster. It made businesses hire more people which eventually they would cause a hazard because there would be to many people in the building and if something bad was to happen then they would lose more people then they should have.
  • American Public Health Association 1872

    This is the most diverse organization of health professionals in the world. They work to improve public health.
  • British Public Health Act 1875

    Lets authority deal with housing, water pollution, occupational disease, and other problems.
  • Progressive Era 1905

    Florence Kelly, social crusader, writes some Ethical gains through legislation, crusading for the creation of a children's commission. Kelly was a proponent of the "municipal housekeeping" movement which accepted women's roles in the home but also had an expansive idea of these same roles in the community. For many decades, the idea of environmental cleanup would be seen as a women's concern.
  • Progressive Era - 1912

    David Brower was born in Berkeley, California. President of the Sierra Club and founder of Friends of the Earth and Earth Island Institute. Bower is remembered as an uncompromising environmental activist in the John Muir tradition. After he was born he played a greate role in the world for protecting the environment.
  • Progressive Era - 1916

    National Park Service created. President Woodrow Wilson created the national park system with the Organic Act of 1916 designed to "conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects [and] leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." According to the Environmental News Network, there are now 77.5 million acres of land preserved in the Park system. One inspiration that helped the Organic Act pass Congress was a motion picture of proposed park areas by photographer Herford
  • Roaring Twenties US Water Power Act - 1920

    Roaring Twenties  US Water Power Act - 1920
    US Water Power Act authorizes federal hydroelectric projects.
  • Roaring Twenties - National Coast Anti Pollution League - 1922

    National Coast Anti Pollution League formed by officials at Atlantic City, New Jersey to help stop oil dumping.
  • Roaring Twenties - Public Health Act (UK) - 1926

    Public Health Act (UK) expands Alkali Acts of 1863 and 1906 to control any chemical process considered to cause serious pollution.
  • WWII and the 50's

    Los Angeles Air Pollution Control District is formed and the first air pollution control bureau in the nation.
  • WWII and the 50's - Federal Water Pollution Control Act

    WWII and the 50's - Federal Water Pollution Control Act
    The Federal Water Pollution Control act is the beginning of active House and Senate Public Works Committee interest in water pollution.
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    Air and Water Timeline

  • WWII and the 50's - Air Pollution Control Act -1955

    Congress passes the Air Pollution Control Act, a forerunner of the Clean Air Act of 1963 and subsequent legislation.
  • WWII and the 50's - Passing of Water Pollution Control Act 1956

    Congress passes the Water Pollution control act.
  • 70's - Clean Air Act is passed - 1970

    The Clean Air Act is passed. It regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources.
  • 70's - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

    Resource Conservation and Recovery Act monitors dangerous and hazardous wastes.
  • 70's - Toxic Substances Control Act

    The Toxic Substances Control Act requires testing chemicals and the effect on the environment before a product can be manufactured.
  • 80's - Nuclear Waste Policy Act - 1981

    The Nuclear Waste Policy Act is passed. It makes sure that we dispose of nuclear waste properly.
  • 80s - Right To Know Act

    The Right To Know Act is passed. This Act makes sure manufacturers report releases and transfers to the EPA database.
  • 80's - Safe Drinking Water Act

    The Safe Drinking Water Act was amended. This Act banned the use of lead pipes in drinking water.
  • 80's - Plastic Pollution Research and Control Act

    The Plastic Pollution Research and Control Act was passed. This Act banned dumping of plastic in the ocean and waters.
  • 90's - Ocean Robbins Co - 1990

    The Ocean Robbins Company created a group that helps the environment and it still stands and helps out today. The company has inspired 400 non profit clubs.
  • 90's - Clean Air Act Effects

    Air Pollution has went down 40% since the clean air act had been passed.
  • Ancient Civilization 100 A.D-400 A.D

    The Romans sweetened their wine and turned grape pulp into a sweet condiment using lead acetate (sugar of lead). A aristocrat might have eaten as much as a gram of lead a day. This caused health issues - gout, sterility, insanity, and many other illnesses.
  • 21st Century - Logging Banned

    In 2000 New Zealand banned Rainforest logging. This followed a 30 year campaign by environmental goups.
  • 21st Century - 2002

    The U.S. Wind Energy Industry wins passage of and extended production tax credit for electricity generated by wind power.
  • Future 1

    Oil Demand, Changes in climate will affect resources, Biofuel and renweable energy sources Fusion Power
  • Future 2

    Stop poisoning the air, the water and the topsoill
  • Future 3

    Stop preparing for war and start dealing with your real problems.
  • Future 4

    Teach your kids, and yourselves, too, while you're at it, how to inhabit a small planet without helping to kill it.
  • Future 5 - 2050

    Stop thinking your grandchildren will be OK no matter how wasteful or destructive you may be, since they can go to a nice new planet on a spaceship. That is reall mean, and stupid.