Radium Girls

Dec 11, 2021 • Wikireadia

The Radium Girls were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint. The painting was done by women at three different factories, and the term now applies to the women working at the facilities: one in Orange, New Jersey, beginning around 1917; one in Ottawa, Illinois, beginning in the early 1920s; and a third facility in Waterbury, Connecticut, also in the 1920s.

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Wikipedia contributors. December 6, 2021. Radium Girls. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved December 8, 2021, from

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All women or girls using radium paint with no protection or warnings in 1922
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