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    Radium Girls

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    Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory, is centered around the deathly affects of radium. The play displays the horrors that factory girls endure through their contact with radium everyday. With their contact to radium everyday, Grace, Kathryn, and Irene’s health is in jeopardy. While the company’s owner, Roeder refuses to address or accept the problem, the radium girls pursue a court case to demand justice as well as protection for the rest of the factory workers. As the girl’s lives become increasingly fatal

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    A Real Life Super Hero: the Life, Accomplishments, and Legacy of Marie Curie Kinleigh Clanton, COM 201-02 Introduction “I am among those who think that science has great beauty.” (Marie Curie). As a young woman pursuing a degree in Chemistry, Marie has become somewhat of an idol to me—a hero, you could say. Her passion for education and discovery led her to become one of the most famous scientists of her day, and one of the most renowned women in STEM ever. Today, I am going to discuss the life

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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 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

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    dangerous. Throughout this chapter, people are using Radium, a radioactive element, as though it is beneficial to their health. People begin to get sick and die due to ingesting the dangerous substance that erodes bones and tissue. Near the end of the chapter people begin to realize that Radium is actually very dangerous, and it should definitely never be consumed. The woman who discovered Radium, Marie Curie, began touring to spread awareness about Radium and its health risks. The chapter nears its end

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    fall and my jaw developed a painful abscess after two years of working in the Radium factory. When I worked in a Radium factory, where we paint dials of clocks and watches by paintbrushes that eventually, lose their shape, and so our manager asked us to paint with our lips. Unfortunately, no one knew the dangerous of Radium except the owner of the U.S. Corporation and also scientists who were familiar with effects of Radium. I was so worried so I went to the doctor, he said that my problem was caused

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    the woman stays at home and takes care of the children. In These Shining Lives, this was the case for Catherine Donohue, who finds a well-paying job working for Radium Dial, a company that produces watches that glow in the dark because of the radium in the paint used. Tragically Catherine was one of many who died because of this use of radium and the company’s lack of care

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    Radium Girls; Life and Death The play I saw on Sunday evening was Radium Girls directed by Betsey Bishop. Radium Girls is a tragedy in its own way because it was about women dying and powerful men not caring. I would give this play six out of ten stars since I wasn't able to follow exactly what was happening the entire play but the acting was phenomenal. The students at Ashland High School showcased a play about female factory workers, around the 1917s, who contracted radiation poisoning from painting

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    In the book one of the main points of the book was when Henrietta got diagnosed with cervical cancer. this is one of the main Contributing points of the story. The cervical cancer shows signs of unusual behavior of Henrietta cells because as stated by (Rebecca Skloot, 2000, p. 17) " Doctor Jones has seen thousands of cervical cancer lesions, but Henrietta 's was shiny, purple, and so delicate it bled when touch." As time went on Henrietta received her pulmonary results that stated (Rebecca Skloot

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    happens when you are not taken care of properly, at work?” This is a question, Catherine Donohue and her friends/co-workers had to face, in Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives. I was amazed by the fact that the play is based on a true story about The Radium Dial Girls and their contributions to history. For director Sally J. Robertson to present it to the public is a constant reminder on how important the role of women has changed in society. After watching the play, it was incredible being both entertained

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    Marie Curie Influences

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    obstacles in their life. An individual that shows these traits would be Marie Curie, a scientist, that created radium and radioactivity. Marie Curie is influential because of her accomplishments, character, and legacy. There are several accomplishments that made Marie Curie influential. For example one of her accomplishments is according to departments.kings.edu it said,”the discovery of Radium and other key elements help us out every day, especially when getting an x-ray.” This quote supports that

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    Shortly after X-rays were discovered in 1895, Antoine Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) tried to show the relationship between X-rays and phosphorescence of uranium salts. In one of his experiments a photographic plate wrapped in black paper, placed a sample of uranium salt on it and exposed to sunlight. By revealing the plot appeared that the rays emitted by the salt had penetrated through the paper. Later, Becquerel was preparing to repeat the experiment, but as the sunlight was intermittent, placed

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    The early 1900s was a time of continued advancement in industrial innovation as well as the creation of deadly made poisons. Chemicals began flooding into everyday products and certain methods of healthcare, raising the death toll rate substantially. The men behind a new made justice system, what the poisons were in, and a range of murder cases with these chemicals as the weapon are all addressed The documentary American Experience, “The Poisoner's Handbook “. Charles Norris and Alexander Gettler

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    The Longfellow poem shows what discerns a hard working individual who will rise above the others from the people who will do the bare minimum. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote this poem as a quote a long time ago, but in the for of a poem. The Longfellow poem states, “The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight; But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward through the night.” You can easily tell that the author of this poem admires the people

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    Her most noted achievement, that propelled her scientific platform, was her discovery of the 88th element of the periodic table, Radium. “Though her most well-known contribution to science was of unrivaled status, she also published her finding of element number 84, Polonium, in July 1898, which preceded her discovery of Radium in the following December” (Pasachoff). Her eye-opening revelation to the scientific community was the product of many years of hard work alongside her

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    found a clock that he then tested with the Geiger counter and it started to click and he then bought it. He then found out that it was a radium clock and had a little vases of radium paint inside. He then took it apart and started to uses it for the radioactive material inside of the paint. When David was younger he had studied a lot about poisoning from radium paint. Some kids would paint their nails and teeth and would then inhale it and would then become contaminated and would later die of cancer

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    Chapter five titled “Mercury” of The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum gives a fascinating story, about a woman named Gertie Gorman who was married to a man named Charles Webb. Many believed that her husband poisoned her because in her will “[she would leave] everything to her husband” (112) giving him a good motive for that action, but as the investigators opened up the body they found the presence of mercury bichloride, which was a “messy killer” (114) meaning it was hard to miss because of all

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    Essay On Radon

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    radioactive element discovered by English physicist Ernest Rutherford in 1899. The discovery is also credited to German physicist Friedrich Ernst Dorn in 1900. More specifically, Rutherford discovered radon's alpha radiation and Dorn discovered that radium was releasing a gas. Radon (chemical symbol Rn) is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water throughout the U.S. It has numerous different isotopes, but radon-220, and radon-222 are the most common (EPA, 2009). The EPA

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    Henrietta Lacks was a thirty-one year old African American who had five kids and married her cousin David Lacks. Henrietta was diagnosed with cervical cancer, the doctors never informed Mrs. Lacks that her cells were to be tested on. The Lacks family was certainly not advised that Henrietta 's cells were growing at an incredible rate. Because of this, the cancer cells were shipped and bought across the world. The last 8 months of Henrietta’s death became a piece of history nobody would ever want

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    Summary Peter The Great

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    Warsaw and went on to completing her masters in physics in 1893 and later in mathematics. After her degrees Curie continued her scientific research with her husband Peter Curie. The couple conducted several researches and discovered new elements like radium and polonium. In 1903 Curie received the Nobel Prize along with her husband and Henri Becquerel in physics for their work on radioactivity. In 1911 curie again received the Nobel Prize in chemistry and went on to become the only scientist to win the

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    cancer at John Hopkins Hospital. Her doctor collected cancerous cells and healthy cells from her cervix and gave them to the cancer researcher, George Otto Gey, who was trying to keep cells alive for more than a couple days. Henrietta endured intense radium treatments, but she still died at the age of 31, leaving her husband and five children behind. An amazing discovery was made Henrietta’s cell were immortal. Racism is prevalent in this book through the limited availability of healthcare, unethical

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