Fold out paper leaflet entitled 'Kill Flies' Fold out paper leaflet entitled 'Kill Flies' Leaflet relating to flies and health, London, England, 1958 (leaflet) Leaflet relating to flies and health, London, England, 1958 (leaflet)

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Fold out paper leaflet entitled 'Kill Flies'
Science Museum Group Collections
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Fold out paper leaflet entitled 'Kill Flies'
Science Museum Group Collections
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Fold out paper leaflet entitled 'Kill Flies', containing information about flies, their perceived threats to health and the need to kill them with insecticides, produced by the Central Council for Health Education, London, England, 1958.

Flies are not only a nuisance; they can also spread germs that cause disease. Killing them has often been encouraged as a public health measure. Flies spread disease by picking up germs from rubbish, faeces and dirt before contaminating uncovered food which is then eaten by humans. The Central Council for Health Education released this fold-out poster in 1958. It labelled flies as a general health threat and encouraged their killing by any means.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
1999-242/5
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 215 mm x 205 mm
type:
leaflet