The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Staff Pick

Horrifying and heartbreaking, Moore's book brings to life the stories of The Radium Girls--young women who worked for radium companies through both world wars. What initially seemed a light, happy occupation that offered women independence and collegiality turns dark with the horrible side effects of radium poisoning. Even slight amounts of the toxins can have deadly effects such as skin and bone decay. Moore explores the tricks companies used to hide the health problems and shows how these girls forever changed working conditions in the United States.

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ISBN: 9781492650959
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Published: Sourcebooks - March 6th, 2018