The Radium Girls: America’s Darkest Secret Lost in History
During World War I, hundreds of women decided to look for work in factories, where they would be painting watch dials using paint made from radium. The light that gleamed from under their skin earned them the name “The Radium Girls.”
Although they were told handling the element was safe, it was only after they experienced horrendous illnesses that they realized they had been lied too. If their story isn’t ringing a bell, then you’ve been successfully kept in the dark.