A Book to Read and Love: Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women - Kate Moore
A short summary of Radium Girls:
All about the Radium Dial Painters, the devastating consequences of their jobs, and the industrial safety standards created because of them.
Favorite quote from the book:
"Radium had been known to be harmful since 1901. Every death since was unnecessary."
Questions to ponder while reading Radium Girls:
How much responsibility does a company have toward its workers?
When should the government step in?
My thoughts about the book:
The story is tragic.
I am saddened by how many organizations failed these women.
Engrossing stories and solid research.
I wonder if something like this could happen again?