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The Radium Girls

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore is the story or the saga of hundreds of young women lured by glamour and high salaries into a job that would ultimately cost many of them their lives.  In the early 20th century, illuminated dials were vogue and even more became necessary for pilots flying missions at night and able to see their instruments.  The illumination came from painting the dials with luminescent materials and in many cases that element was radium.  Most of us now know the potential health affects of radioactive materials, but back then they didn’t; it was even marketed as having health benefits.