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‘Let it Glow’: PAO’s Radium Girls Takes the Stage

Three factory workers tasked with painting fluorescent watch dials employ a certain technique to finish the job—by licking the brush tips to keep a fine point when painting. But what they and none of their superiors realize is that the radium in fluorescent paint is highly dangerous and, because of the workers ingesting the radium, their mouths—and their jaw bones in particular—are slowly deteriorating. And ...

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