Add this Event to Calendar 12/15/2021 06:30 PM 12/15/2021 07:30 PM Documentary Society:Hidden Killers of the Edwardian Home

Hidden Killers of the Edwardian Home with Suzannah Lipcomb

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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