The Radium Girls and the Quest for Workplace Safety

Discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie in 1898, the element radium was thought to be a miracle substance that could change the world. But little was known about the effects of long-term exposure to radium when thousands of women were employed painting luminous paint made with radium on clock and instrument dials.

Jul 8, 2019 | 10:57 | Josh Geiger

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