my painting instructor, who is in his 60’s, is watching Orphan Black with his wife right and he’s scared and he loves it
n a t u r e under constrained and
v e x e d
we’re halfway thru april, u know what tht means?
Me reblogging this is my contribution to earth day
History Meme - 3/6 Women - The Radium Girls"Not to worry," their bosses told them. "If you swallow any radium, it’ll make your cheeks rosy." The women at Radium Dial sometimes painted their teeth and faces and then turned off the lights for a laugh.
From: ‘Radium Girls’ By Martha Irvine, Associated Press, Buffalo News, 1998
The US Radium Corporation a factory in Orange, New Jersey around 1917 employed young women as painters to paint radium on the dials on watchers. The girls would use their lips to paint the brushes and with every time they painted their brushes, they would ingest a small portion of the radium.
Radium is an alpha particle and can do severe damage once ingested. The Radium moved to the bone and continue to emit radiation for the rest of the girl’s lives because of the long half-life of Radium. It damaged the cells by the none and caused bone Cancer in many of the girls.
During the 1920s, a group of these women sued the US Radium Corporation. Some of the victims won a small portion of money thus becoming the first to receive compensation for occupational injury.
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do you ever think about how it only took steve rogers saying bucky’s name to unravel 70 years worth of brainwashing because i think about this every single fucking day