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Radium girls : women and industrial health reform, 1910-1935

Author: Claudia Clark
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, 1997. ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the early twentieth century, a group of women workers hired to apply luminous paint to watch faces and instrument dials found themselves among the first victims of radium poisoning. Claudia Clark's book tells the compelling story of these women, who at first had no idea that the tedious task of dialpainting was any different from the other factory jobs available to them. But after repeated exposure to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Clark, Claudia.
Radium girls, women and industrial health reform.
Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, 1997
(OCoLC)609113934
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Clark
ISBN: 0807823317 9780807823316 0807846406 9780807846407
OCLC Number: 35151143
Description: xii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Watch Alice glow: the New Jersey radium dialpainters --
The unknown God: radium, research, and businesses --
Something about that factory: the dialpainters and the Consumers' League --
A "hitherto unrecognized" occupational hazard: the discovery of radium poisoning --
A David fighting the Goliath of industrialism: compensation in New Jersey and Connecticut --
Is that watch fad worth the price?: industrial radium poisoning and federal courts and agencies --
Gimme a gamma: iatrogenic radium poisoning --
We slapped radium around like cake frosting: dialpainting in Illinois.
Responsibility: Claudia Clark.

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In the early 20th century, a group of women workers fell victim to radium poisoning due to working with radium-laced paint. This account portrays their fight to have their symptoms recognized as an  Read more...

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