The Women Who Started Glowing

The story of how the luminous element caused New Jersey’s young women to glow before they disintegrated in the shadows

A watch worker using radium to make the clock faces glow in the dark. Source: Wikicommons

TThe tragedy of these women began in 1917 when the first of three of the United States Radium Corporation factories opened and began employing innocent young women with all the potential ahead of them in their elite…

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Calin Aneculaesei

Calin Aneculaesei

Student of Philosophy, Politics and Economics. History fanatic. Contact: aneculaeseicg@gmail.com