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Hidden Killers of the Edwardian Home

Hidden Killers of the Edwardian Home

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Summary

Part two of two. In the first five years of King Edward's reign there were 140,000 British patents issued, many using electricity. However, as historian Suzannah Lipscomb discovers, there was no regulation of this new energy, and cables were not insulated or appliances earthed to today's exacting standards. As a response to electrocutions and fires, asbestos was employed, but it would be some time until its own risks to health would be fully appreciated. Suzannah also looks at other dubious products associated with the era, such as the radioactive clock and arsenic soap.

Cast & Crew

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

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