Monday, May 27, 2019

When home is the most dangerous place (video)

Dr. S. Lipscomb (Absolute History, 3/15/19); CC Liu, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly

Simple mistakes that killed 1950s homeowners
Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb looks at the hidden dangers of the British post-war home [which was less dangerous than the American version]. In the 1950s, people embraced modern design for the first time after years of wartime austerity and self-denial. The "modern" home featured molded plywood furniture, fiberglass, plastics, and polyester -- chemical materials and technologies that were developed during World War II.
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