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Hidden Killers Of The Post-war Home
We may be obsessed with health and safety today, but spare a thought for families in 1950s Britain, who had no awareness of the perils lurking in their homes. In this one-off film, historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb looks back at the boom years of post-war Britain, when affordable housing and labour-saving devices made the world a more comfortable place, but not a safer one. Suzannah examines everything from kids' toxic chemistry sets to inflammable sofas, and reveals how electrocutions, poor kitchen hygiene and deaths in the bathtub were all commonplace....