Addenda: Radium Girls

by Prof. Hangen - March 5th, 2013

RadiumGirlTheseShiningLivesI mentioned “radium girls” in class – here are a couple of links for more information.

Alan Bellows, “Undark and the Radium Girls,” Damn Interesting #241
Deborah Blum, “The Radium Girls,” Speakeasy Science 24 March 2011

There’s also a play based on their experiences, “These Shining Lives” (the photo is from a recent Minnesota production of the show).

See also this eyepopping post for more on the early 20th century fascination with radium and radiation in advertising and product names.

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