The Edwardian Home

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Hidden Killers, Series 1 Episode 2 of 2

Duration: 1 hour

The dawn of the 20th century and the reign of a new king ushered in an era of fresh inventions and innovations that transformed the way we lived. Electricity, refrigeration and a whole host of different materials promised to make life at home brighter, easier and more convenient. But a lack of understanding of the potential hazards meant that they frequently led to terrible accidents, horrendous injuries and even death.

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb takes us back to an age when asbestos socks and radioactive toothpaste were welcomed into British homes. She reveals how their lethal qualities were discovered and why some of us are still living with the consequences of our Edwardian forebears' enthusiasm for untried and untested products.

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Credits

Presenter
Suzannah Lipscomb
Producer
Suzanne Phillips
Director
Suzanne Phillips
Executive Producer
Elizabeth Hartford
Executive Producer
Sarah Broughton

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