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I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.
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A thick fog begins to settle over Donora, a mill town of 14,000 people in western Pennsylvania and, in doing so, it traps air pollution from the city’s zinc smelting plant and steel mills. The yellow, acrid smoke burns eyes and throats, but at first, people think it’s just another bad air day. By the next day, however, local health officials are telling those with respiratory conditions to get out of town, but the pollution is so thick that it’s nearly impossible to drive. By the time a rainstorm clears the air on Halloween, 20 people are dead and almost half of the town’s residents have become sick. Get the whole story.