SYMHC Classics: The Radium Girls


Radium Girls work in a factory of the United States Radium Corporation, circa 1922. Public domain

Today we revisit an episode from prior hosts Sarah and Deblina. Between in 1917, hundreds of women got jobs applying radium-treated paint to various products. Many experienced severe health problems. Five former workers decided to sue the U.S. Radium corporation, and faced a campaign of misinformation.

You can find the original podcast here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-radium-girls.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics