Hidden Killers, The Post-War Home

The shadow of World War II loomed long, there was a desperate need to rebuild bomb damaged towns and cities because above all people wanted a safe place to live and to bring up their families.

In the 1950’s the government was under pressure to build new homes and as such started an ambitious building program, the time to look forward had come at last and the British wanted everything around them to reflect that sense of optimism.

Into the nations living rooms came bright new materials, manmade fabrics and labour saving devices. For the post-war generation of homeowners domesticity had never been more comfortable, but with this came problems. Some of these new products and innovations which were welcomed into the home turned out to be killers.

In this film we see Dr Suzannah Lipscomb take a look at some of these hidden dangers which found there way into the British postwar home.

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