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The Radium Girls were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with luminous paint at the United States Radium factory in Orange, New Jersey, around 1917.’This statement/expiations was from the article called,” Radium Girls” from the wed cite The radium girl where started during the 1920’s when a” wristwatch with a glow-in-the-dark dial” (this is from the article called Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107 found in the link below.) Radium is a glowed and fizzed substance. Mae Keane from the article ‘Mae Keane, One Of The Last 'Radium Girls,' Dies At 107’ she say, ‘… she didn't like the taste of the radium paint. It was gritty’. The radium …show more content…

The girls would also paint their fingernails, teeth, and face with the substance. according to the article, “The Radium Girls and the Generation that brushed its Teeth with Radioactive Toothpaste” on the cite it states, “At the dawn of the 1920s, an estimated total of 4,000 workers were hired by corporations in the U.S. and Canada alone to paint watch faces after the initial success in developing a glowin-the-dark radioactive paint.” The watch that the girls were using was also used for the military. According to the article called ‘Radium Girls’, found on it status, ‘... owners and the scientists familiar with the effects of radium carefully avoided any exposure to it themselves;...’ When the public and women started to get deathly ill and sick, they found out it was caused by the radiation for the paint. Between 1917 and 1926 they had hired 70 women and by 1927 more than 50 died directly from coming in contact with it. not Then the girls started to get layer and sue

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