1928 cartoon showing death hovering over "Radium Girls" who died young from bone cancers after ingesting the radioactive element for years while painting watch dials. Mae Keane, the last of the radium girls, died on March 1, 2014 at the age of 107.

1928 cartoon showing death hovering over "Radium Girls" who died young from bone cancers after ingesting the radioactive element for years while painting watch dials. Mae Keane, the last of the radium girls, died on March 2014 at the age of

ARTICLE - History of the "radium girls" - In the 1920s, working-class women were hired to paint radium onto glowing watch dials — and told to sharpen the brush with their lips. Dozens died within a few years, but Keane quit, and survived.

Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107

Mae Keane, The Last 'Radium Girl,' Dies At In the working-class women were hired to paint radium onto glowing watch dials — and told to sharpen the brush with their lips. Dozens died within a few years, but Mae Keane quit, and survived.

Grace Fryer, one of the girls who fought for radium to be recognized as a dangerous, hazardous material while fighting for women's working rights during World War I.

The Forgotten Story Of The Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands Of Lives

During World War I, hundreds of young women went to work in clock factories, painting watch dials with luminous radium paint. But after the girls — who literally glowed in the dark after their shifts

The Radium Girls. Dark Lives Of 'The Radium Girls' Left A Bright Legacy For Workers, Science

Dark Lives Of 'The Radium Girls' Left A Bright Legacy For Workers, Science

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore Published: by Sourcebooks ISBN: 9781492649359

Funeral Fund Blog: Mae Keane, Believed To Be Last Of Waterbury's Radium Girls Dies at 107.

Radium Watch Dials And Radium Girls: Who Would Have Thought 'Eating' Radioactive Material Was Deadly?

The Radium Girls were so contaminated that if you stood over their graves today with a Geiger counter, the radiation levels would still cause the needles to jump more than 80 years later. They were small-town girls from New Jersey who had been hired by a local factory to paint the c

“They were taught to hold the paintbrush with their mouths as they worked, wetting it with their tongues and thus ingesting the radium that way. They also played with the radium paint.

Meet The Radium Girls And A Generation Of Radioactivity. 80 Years Later, They Are Still Toxic [STORY]

Meet The Radium Girls And A Generation Of Radioactivity. 80 Years Later, They…

Very sad story associated with this Grace Fryer Radium | radium girls by erik opergeist

Was in and saw a play about the Radium Girls. Very sad story associated with this Grace Fryer Radium

UNDARK AND THE RADIUM GIRLS---As a series of doctors attempted to solve Grace's mysterious ailment, similar cases began to appear throughout her hometown of New Jersey. One dentist in particular took notice of the unusually high number of deteriorated jawbones among local women, and it took very little investigation to discover a common thread; all of the women had been employed by the same watch-painting factory at one time or another...

This is one of clocks that the radium girls painted with the radium based paint

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The Radium Scandal was viral and included events in the UK as well as a America.

5/1/2017    THE RADIUM GIRLS  By Kate Moore--The incredible true story of the young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice...  As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women

The incredible true story of the young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice. As Worl.

The forgotten factory girls killed by radioactive poisoning

The forgotten factory girls killed by radioactive poisoning

Dial painters at a company social, including Mollie Maggia (third from right)

The Radium Girls were so contaminated that if you stood over their graves today with a Geiger counter, the radiation levels would still cause the needles to jump more than 80 years later.

The Radium Girls and the Generation that brushed its Teeth with Radioactive Toothpaste BY MESSYNESSY

During World War I, hundreds of young women went to work in clock factories, painting watch dials with luminous radium paint. But after the girls — who literally glowed in the dark after their shifts — began to experience gruesome side effects, they began a race-against-time fight for justice that would forever change US labor laws.

The Forgotten Story Of The Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands Of Lives

During World War I, hundreds of young women went to work in clock factories, painting watch dials with luminous radium paint. But after the girls — who literally glowed in the dark after their shifts

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