Toxic, radioactive material infecting girls, mostly teenagers, daily, without the girls knowing about it. In The Radium Girls, the horrors that girls who worked in radium factories faced in the 1920s in Orange, New Jersey, and Ottawa, Illinois. These factories used radium to create watches that had glowing dials, and the young girls working there painted these dials using a method which involved them putting the paintbrushes in their mouths.
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