On this day in 1952, just over a decade after the wartime Blitz, death from above hit the streets of London again. Smog was everywhere, blinding pedestrians and even creeping into cinema screens.
Poland has the dirtiest air in the European Union; this problem is particularly prominent in Warsaw and Kraków. It is so bad, that even an American resident of the Polish capital has taken note…
Inhaling fresh air is about much more than living! One of our authors shares his thoughts on breathing in this article from the 1963 edition of “Przekrój”.
A local reflects on the poisonous mystery of Kraków’s omnipresent smog, which first permeated the public consciousness around the same time that anti-pollution activists arrived in the city.
“It’s Okay to Panic”, the new film by the creators of “Smog Wars”, will be released on 1st June 2020. The film’s production was supported by PRZEKRÓJ Foundation.
Here is a documentary about Poland's smog problem and the country's efforts to tackle it, directed by Jonathan L. Ramsey and produced by Michał Konopa.