Smog Helmet (Sep, 1949)

Helmet Helps Smog Study

The lady under this plastic headpiece is getting a dose of smog, made up of smoke and fog. Photoelectric cells attached to glassless goggles record blinks due to eye irritation. She reads a book to produce uniform reactions. The test is part of a study being made by Stanford Research Institute to find out more about the smog that often blots out Los Angeles’ sunshine.

  1. […] UPDATE: Apparently, this is a smog helmet, featured in the Popular Science issue from 1949 – see here […]

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