St Rollox Chemical

Title

St Rollox Chemical

Description

The origins of the environmental movement lay in the response to increasing levels of smoke pollution in the atmosphere during the Industrial Revolution. The emergence of great factories and the concomitant immense growth in coal consumption gave rise to an unprecedented level of air pollution in industrial centers.
The first large-scale, modern environmental laws came in the form of Britain's Alkali Acts, passed in 1863, to regulate the deleterious air pollution (gaseous hydrochloric acid) given off by the Leblanc process, used to produce soda ash. An Alkali inspector and four sub-inspectors were appointed to curb this pollution.

Creator

D.O. Hill

Date

30 September, 2006

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/55/StRolloxChemical_1831.jpg

Relation

Rights

Public Domain under copyright law of the United States

Publisher

Published before Jan 1, 1925. Public domain in the United States

Contributor

D.O. Hill

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Legislation

Identifier

Environment, Health, Legislation, Pollution, Alkali, UK

Coverage

United Kingdom

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/55/StRolloxChemical_1831.jpg

Reference

D.O. Hill, St Rollox Chemical, Published before Jan 1, 1925. Public domain in the United States, 30 September, 2006

Cite As

D.O. Hill, “St Rollox Chemical,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed January 31, 2023, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/639.