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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_Girls. 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 http://www.messynessychic.com/2015/07/02/the-radium-girls-and-the-generation-that-brushed-its-teeth-with-radioactive-toothepaste/ 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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_Girls 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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In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company employed mostly women to make shirts. The working conditions in this factory were much the same as other factories at this time, that is to say, unsafe. The women had only one exit which became crucially important when in 1911 a fire started and there was only that exit, an elevator, which became completely overwhelmed, and an ill-prepared fire escape that became strained to the point that it broke. In the end, 145 people lay dead, all but 23 of whom were women, and half were teenagers. This tragedy put a spotlight of attention on the plight of women workers and led to the adoption of labor laws that not only imposed strict regulations on factory owners, but actually enforced them.
Contents Intro 2 Research 2 Sketching 2 Prototyping 3 Testing 3 Conclusion of design process 3 Intro Camilla Franks is an Australian fashion designer who has built a successful career in the industry. Her journey to success began with her struggling with cancer, which had inspired her to start creating kaftans. She first started her label Camilla in 2004 and she quickly gained recognition for her bold prints and vibrant colors. Her designs have been worn by people such as Oprah Winfrey and Beyoncé. Her brand is now sold all around the world and has now also started selling other things such as accessories, homeware and ready to wear instead of just kaftans.
Too much exposure to ionizing radiation can damage the tissues. Children, young women and fetus are more sensitive to this type of radiation than others (Fahey, 2012). • Maintaining the Highest Level of Safety with NM Workers in nuclear medicine should follow safety rules. While working with radioactive materials, personal protective equipment like gloves, protective eye wear and cloths and in some cases fume hoods must be used. NM procedures must be practiced in special closed places.
Would you believe that the mastermind of three murders could be out of jail in just eight years? Do you think it is fair that the other person involved with the murders was sentenced to life in jail and will only be eligible for parole after serving 25 years? Would it change your mind after knowing that the mastermind is just an 12-year-old? Jasmine Richardson was the 13 year old behind this terrible murder. Most wouldn’t believe someone that young could come up and go through with something that terrible.
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire The Fire And Its Causes The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire was one of New Yorks deadliest work place fires. It happened on March 25th, 1911 and would end up destroying the upper three floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Many people would die from being burned alive or jumping out of the building trying to escape the fire thinking they could maybe survive the fall. This fire would take many lives approximately one hundred and forty six people. Out of the one hundred and forty six people, one hundred and twenty six people were young women who worked at the factory.
She wore makeup, nail polish, had curly hair, and was eating, which was an activity commonly linked to domestic home life (“Rosie the Riveter: Real Women Workers in World War Two”). Even though Rosie’s poster was meant to recruit women to the workforce, she is never shown actually working (“Rosie the Riveter: Real Women Workers in World War Two”). Regardless of the content of the posters, the “We Can Do It” campaign was still very
Henrietta’s tumor was treated with radium, which was a white radioactive metal that glows blue. It destroys any cells that it comes into contact with and can burn the skin off a person’s body at high doses. Dr. Lawrence Wharton Jr. dilated Henrietta’s cervix and prepared to treat her tumor, but first shaved off a piece of tissue from her tumor and a piece from her healthy cervical tissue. After the procedure was finished, a resident took the samples to Gey’s
Another example of a teen film that institutes a similar stereotypical high school social hierarchy is the well-known movie, Mean Girls. Cady Heron, who lived her first 15 years in the African jungle, being home-schooled and living only with her parents, never knew what "high school" meant, until moving out of Africa and enrolling in a real school. She instantly becomes friends with two teenagers, Damian and Janis, who were in the "out crowd", as opposed to the “Plastics”, which consists of Regina, the unofficial leader, Gretchen and Karen, her followers, all of whom are gorgeous and popular. The Plastics, after meeting Cady, immediately let her into their group, but Cady is unsure, because she did not want to leave her first friends, but they
The deaths ye died I have watched beside And the lives ye led -- were mine” (H. Lienhard, 1997). Ergot poisoning, found in rye, was commonly included in the breads of the time, leading to the belief that this tainted food caused tainted ideas. Having daily contact with breads, this is the most logical medical reason the girls acted the way they did. According to the WebMD, common effects of ergot poisoning, on the human body is “nausea, vomiting, muscle pain and weakness, numbness, itching, and rapid or slow heartbeat.
Karen Halttunen, author of Confidence Men and Painted Women: A Study Of Middle-Class Culture In America, 1830-1870, noted that “(a)dvice books, fashion magazines, and etiquette manuals cautioned young women against emulating the arts of the painted woman, sometimes a prostitute but more often a woman of fashion, who poisoned polite society with deception and betrayal by dressing extravagantly and practicing empty forms of false etiquette.” Likewise, the views towards red dresses and lipstick changed during this era as
A safer alternative was a face paint made from plant roots and leaves. In Europe only the aristocracy used cosmetics. Sometimes arsenic was used in the white makeup instead of lead. The Elizabethan beauty standard was light hair and a Snow White complexion with red cheeks and red lips, only achieved by the upper class. Lower class women had to work outside therefore they acquired a suntan.
In the article it says that women entered jobs like engineering, other professions, and manufacturing jobs that many people believed that those jobs were too dangerous for women and women were too weak. In their jobs, women made airplanes, warships, munitions, and tanks working in technical and scientific fields. Also, after the war, women were still employed as secretaries, waitresses, or in other clerical jobs. This was often called the “pink collar” force. This article shows how sometimes women are given clerical jobs that show people underestimate the abilities of women.
Non-ionising is found at the end of a long wavelength where as ionising radiation is found at shorter wavelength. Regions of the spectrum: • Gamma radiation- ionizing • X-ray radiation- ionizing • Ultraviolet radiation- non-ionizing • Infrared radiation- non-ionizing • Microwave radiation- non-ionizing • Radio waves- non-ionizing 3- A) Lethal Dose Effects 5-20 Possible late effects; possible chromosomal damage 20-100 Temporary reduction in white blood cells 100-200 Mild radiation sickness within a few hours:
On a warm day in New York City in 1911, tragedy struck. It was an incident that would be written up in newspapers across the country; a horrendous incident that would change legislature, labor laws and hundreds of lives forever. This dreadful event left nearly 150 girls and women dead, and became one of the most murderous fires in the history of New York City. The day was March 26, 1911, and the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was an historic one.