ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

When a Product’s Radioactivity was a Selling Point

The ‘wonder of the age’ was in everything, from chocolate to condoms

Marie Curie (1867–1934) discovered radium in 1898. It is a chemical element with the symbol Ra and the atomic number 88. Marie, and her husband Pierre, won half of the Nobel prize for physics in 1903 (she would win a second prize for chemistry in 1911). To complete…

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Joseph Yossarian

Freelance writer and blogger from the north-east coast of England, specialising in true crime, childhood memories and whatever takes my fancy.