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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26 thoughts on “Edwardian Electricity: The Invisible Killer| Hidden Killers | Absolute History

  1. thomas hardin says:

    QUIT putting the ads in the middle of the video! Put them either BEFORE or AFTER the video NOT in the middle! It cuts off part of the content you’re trying to hear from the video.

  2. thomas hardin says:

    QUIT putting the ads in the middle of the video! Put them either BEFORE or AFTER the video NOT in the middle! It cuts off part of the content you’re trying to hear from the video.

  3. thomas hardin says:

    QUIT putting the ads in the middle of the video! Put them either BEFORE or AFTER the video NOT in the middle! It cuts off part of the content you’re trying to hear from the video.

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  5. Joshua Long says:

    actually it was in the late 18th century by Benjamin Franklin actually he did research in ambient electrical charge in lightning with a kite if you want to know how come I know that he was one of the founding fathers of America and when they were trying to find themselves country the one that helped them against the British in the war was the French and the Americans made a deal with the French they made a deal with the French that if they helped the French The Americans the Americans would help the French royal family and what they didn't help with French for the didn't help the French royal family and they had the French Revolution

  6. Divinedumpster says:

    "Oh that's what this is" pretending it wasn't obvious that that's what they used it for lol 😆.
    Ironically there is a modern version of that "Ray gun" that genuinely dose make a pretty good neck massager.

  7. Patty Knight says:

    mm 29:29 far too much money to be made not too… which is why the rockefellers rewrote all the medical books to slowly kill people in the 19th century. not the 1920's as she would have you believe. there are better books… The Invisible Rainbow – A History of Life and Electricity Authur Firstenberg

  8. zombiecakes says:

    My grandma's house still had the gas light things on the walls. They were long since disconnected but she left them on the walls. I always thought it was neat. This is in Wv, USA.

  9. V.J. Bartlett says:

    The stories of the hat pins being used as a weapon of defense is perfectly true! My great-great-grandmother used one for precisely that purpose one winter evening on her way home from the linen factory.😆

  10. Trent Weston says:

    Asbestos was used by the James Hardie company in Australia until 1987. It took years and lawsuit after lawsuit, protest after protest. To pin the company down, somewhat at least.

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