A Hidden Chapter in the History Books: Who Were The Radium Girls?

A Successfully Hidden Story

Most of us have never heard of this strange but true story, and that’s because the secret was successfully kept for decades. Most of the things that happened around this time aren’t mentioned in today’s history books, but that doesn’t’ mean that these events are not noteworthy. Several events of this era are considered to be some of the worst years in American history. So here’s the story…


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Between 1917 and 1926, Orange, New Jersey was home to The United States Radium Corporation (USRC). The hard-to-believe events that happened at the USRC are the reason that worker protection laws were strengthened in the US. The Radium Corporation is to blame for the Radium Girls.

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