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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.

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

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.

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The Tragic Tale of a Romance Undone by Radium

12 Panel Pitch: A pitch for a historical romance set among the Radium Girls.

Was in and saw a play about the Radium Girls. Very sad story associated with this Grace Fryer Radium | radium girls by erik opergeist

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Worst than a post-mortem. The woman's "neck" is actually a huge tumor from painting watches with radium. "After Glow" - 90 Years Ago Workers At The Waterbury Clock Company Began Dying After Painting Radium On Clock Dials | Issues. People. Events.

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

Marie Curie was honored for her work in both Physics & Chemistry and her pioneering research in radioactivity changed history. Two Nobel prizes is just anecdotic

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