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A hand holds a bright green pocket-watch to the left of a woman's face with a radium-induced sarcoma on her chin over a red radioactive-hazard-symbol background

Who Were The Radium Girls?

Radium-infused paint that glowed green in the dark was once a trendy feature for wrist watches. Negligent factory managers knew it could be harmful - but told their working-class women employees it would “put roses in their cheeks”. After suffering horrific illness and injuries from radiation poisoning, the young dial painters fought for justice against corporate executives in an uphill legal battle as well as a race against time as their bodies deteriorated.
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