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Daemon
Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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The Radium Girls

The Radium Girls were a group of female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with glow-in-the-dark paint at a New Jersey factory in 1917. The women, who had been told the paint was harmless, ingested deadly amounts of radium by licking their paintbrushes to sharpen them. Some even painted their fingernails with the glowing substance. After the risks were exposed, five of the women sued their employer in a case that led to the establishment of what right? More...
kitten
Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 4:46:03 AM
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bturpin
Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 5:22:39 AM
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Makes you wonder what we do today that could have the same results in the future. People think cell phones but who knows?
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 5:47:05 PM
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I think it's all just another conspiracy theory. Everybody knows that big businesses care about their workers and the environment, first and foremost. And the idea that doctors, dentists and researchers would be in on it is just too much! There's no way that those appointed to "do no harm" could ever be bought or threatened. The mistake was not having politicians in charge of the whole business. Then we know that no harm could be done.

(Me sarcastic? Just another conspiracy!)
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