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In Her Footsteps: The Radium Girls of Ottawa, IL

Illinois State Museum

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The young women who worked at the Radium Dial Company in the 1920s were told that the radium they were using to paint clock faces was harmless. Encouraged to use their lips to give their brushes a fine point, these women contracted radiation poisoning and their health suffered terribly. Join Curator of History, Erika Holst, for the fascinating and tragic tale of the brave factory workers whose quest for justice forever changed US Labor laws.

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