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1853
Compulsory vaccinations against smallpox
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1849
Another cholera outbreak. John Snow published evidence that cholera is caused by dirty water not MIASMA.
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1875
Food and Drugs act - illegal to sell food and drugs that were not of the proper nature.
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1867
Poor working men got the vote.
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1864
Factory Act - Unhealthy conditions in factories made illegal.
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1861
Pasteur publishes germ theory - Proves disease is caused by bacteria.
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1848
First public health act due to the Chadwick report (Voluntary)
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1842
Chadwick report is published into the unsanitary conditions of the poor.
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1831 - 1832
Cholera epidemic affects both the rich and the poor.
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1830s
Improvement in microscope technology allowed microorganisms in water to be seen.
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1876
River pollution prevention Act - Illegal for factories to dump waste & chemicals into rivers.
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1854
John Snow continues to publish evidence (Broad Street Pump) that cholera is spread through water.
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1858
Great stink in London: Hot summer = Smelly river Thames & smelly Parliament.
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1856
Bazalgette begins improvements of London's sewer works.
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1875
Artisan's Dwelling act- Landlords have to keep houses in good conditions & councils can demolish them.
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1875
Public Health act - towns had to clean up and could increase taxes for this. (Compulsory)
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1855
Nuisance removal act- made overcrowding illegal.
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1864
Factory act - Unhealthy conditions in factories is made illegal.
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1866
Compulsory for towns to have clean water and sewage system. Bazalgette completes London's.
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Another cholera outbreak. John Snow published evidence that cholera is caused by dirty water not MIASMA.

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Food and Drugs act - illegal to sell food and drugs that were not of the proper nature.

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Poor working men got the vote.

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Factory Act - Unhealthy conditions in factories made illegal.

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