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The Radium Girls
The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
Kate Moore

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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women (2017) by Kate Moore tells how young women won a landmark workers’ compensation case against employers who hired them to work with radium. Moore traces the history of the so-called radium girls’ employment, illnesses, and deaths. She probes why, and how, their lives were lost even though radium had been a known poison since 1901...

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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women (2017) by Kate Moore tells how young women won a landmark workers’ compensation case against employers who hired them to work with radium. Moore traces the history of the so-called radium girls’ employment, illnesses, and deaths. She probes why, and how, their lives were lost even though radium had been a known poison since 1901...